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Clarence Ranford Starling

Clarence Ranford Starling

Male 1898 - 1917  (Age: 19)    Has 6 ancestors but no descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Clarence Ranford Starling 
    Born 1898  Amblecote, Staffordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Stourbridge, Worcestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 3y 
    Address :  
    108, Brettell Lane, Amblecote 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Stourbridge, Worcestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 12y 
    Address :  
    2, Brettel Lane 
    Attested 11 May 1916  Lichfield, Staffordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 18y 
    • Clarence was assigned to the 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London and Scottish) and was posted to France on 10 December 1916.
    Occupation 11 May 1916  Amblecote, Staffordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Bank Clerk 
    Died 16 Apr 1917  Arras, Pas de Calais, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Killed in Action 
    • Serviceman 513830, Private Clarence Starling was serving with 1/14 London Regiment (Infantry) near Arras in France when he was killes in action.

      There is a plaque in the parish church in Amblecote, West Midlands, England, dedicated to 4 choirboys of that church who all died during WW1. Clarence appears on that plaque as he was an alter boy there.
    Buried Aft 16 Apr 1917  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    CWGC Commemoration: STARLING, Clarence Ranford (1917)
    CWGC Commemoration: STARLING, Clarence Ranford (1917)
    This commemorates Clarence Starling who was serving in 1/14 London Regiment when he was killed in action in France.
    Plot: Bay 10.
    Siblings 13 siblings 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Notes 
    • A month after Clarence's death in France, his father Thomas, was required to sign a declaration identifying his living relatives. Amongst those listed are two of Clarence's brothers John and Albert who were also serving in the British Expeditionary Forces in France:

      John: Military Mounted Police, BEF, France
      Albert: Captain Adjutant, BEF, France.

      I have not been able to find their respective military records to date.
    Person ID I13135  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2013 

    Father John Thomas Starling (ID:I13114)
              b. 1852, Suckley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1946, Southport, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94) 
    Mother Eugenie Ellis (ID:I13121)
              b. 1852, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1906, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54) 
    Married 5 Jul 1876  Darlaston, Staffordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 14 children 
    Family ID F3343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1898 - Amblecote, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 3y - 31 Mar 1901 - Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 12y - 2 Apr 1911 - Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAttested - Age: 18y - 11 May 1916 - Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bank Clerk - 11 May 1916 - Amblecote, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Killed in Action - 16 Apr 1917 - Arras, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 16 Apr 1917 - Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5536] Census 1901 Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England RG13/2756/131/17 (Thomas Starling).

    2. [S8041] Census 1911 Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England RG14/17523/4 (Sidney William Starling)  (RG14/17523/4).

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