Seeking information on village's First World War soldier

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Seeking information on village's First World War soldier

The Cookham Dean War Memorial, which is being restored.

An appeal has been launched to find more information about a soldier killed in the First World War, as campaigners seek to have his name added to a war memorial in Cookham Dean.

Private Horace Clarke was killed on August 14, 1917, fighting with the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at the Second Battle of Passchendaele aged just 21.

However, despite apparently having lived in the village most of his life, his name was added to the Maidenhead War Memorial, rather than Cookham Dean, possibly because at the time of his death his father’s address was given as Pinkneys Green.

The appeal has been launched as part of a project to restore the Cookham Dean War Memorial, which includes a review of possible names to be added.

Anyone with information should contact Cookham Parish Council on 01628 522003.

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