The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘C‘ Company, 10 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Manchester, England
- Father's Name:
- John Clare
- Mothers's Name:
- Florence Clare (nee Madden)
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 32.
- Cause of Death:
- Killed in Action
- Place of Death:
- Ulu Pandun
- Date of Death:
- Where killed at map reference 758128 by Major A. Cough Party on 21.12.1942.
Back L-R: Jimmy Quinn, Les Marriott, Johhny Clare, Clarrie Henderson, Ralph Hadfield. Front L-R: Don Maning, Wenn, Ern Ricketts.
John Clare enlisted AIF Aug 1940, later joining 2/4th’s ‘C’ Company, No. 10 Platoon.
Clare was 28 years old when he was Killed in Action on 11 Feb1942 at Ulu Pandan.
John Clare was one of 10 children born to John Clare and Florence Madden who married 1896 Manchester, England. Seven of their children were born in England before they moved to Western Australia and the three youngest children were born Australian!
In 1931 the Clare family and John resided 180 Lincoln St, North Perth. Both John (snr) and John (jnr) were lahourers.
In Nov 1931 the Clare family learnt their son Leo had died in a vehicle accident near Cunderdin.
In 1936 John (bricklayer) and Florence were residing 801 Wellington St, West Perth, John (jnr) was also here, labourer.
In 1937 John and Florence were residing 31 Coogee St, Leederville. He was bricklayer.
John Clare (Snr) died in 1945 and his wife Florence died in 1950.
John married Violet Gertrude Martin 1940. Violet was a widow with 3 children. Her husband Henry Raymond Green died aged 36 years in 1938.
Violet Clare did not remarry and died in 1971 South Perth aged 63 years.