Dupre, Clarence Victor

Dates: c1898-1918

War Service: Clarence Victor Dupre served as a trumpeter with the Royal Field Artillery and his service number was 940141. He died on 11th November 1918, aged 19, and he is buried in at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

Location of Memorial: He is remembered locally on the Ennersdale School and Lee Baptist Chapel Memorials.

Details: Clarence Victor Dupre was the son of Francis and Annie. On the 1901 census he is recorded living at 121, Lee Road with his parents and his sisters Dorothy and Ivy as lodgers in the home of Marion Gilbert. His father died in 1910 and in 1911 Clarence is recorded living at school in Wormley Hill, Witley, Surrey.

He enlisted on 23rd June 1913 and at this time he was living at 1 Eastdown Park, Lewisham with his sister Mrs Dorothy Forder. He joined the Lewisham Howitzer Brigade at the age of 15. He was described as being 5ft ½ inches tall.

He died as a result of wounds sustained by gassing and his medals were sent to Annie Wills, his mother.

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Jackie Sellars

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