Edward Ronalds Cloke 1849 – 1923 (Step Son of James Edward Dray and Son of Elizabeth Cloake) and his wife Francis Sarah Ann Haywood.

Edward Cloke, born in Saltwood, was the son of Elizabeth Cloake who married James Edward Dray and he took Edward on, making Edward Ronalds a brother to William, John, George and James.

Edward and Francis had three sons in WW1 and sadly lost one son to the War. The sons were:

  • Leonard Edward Cloke who was born in 1884 and served as L/92328, L/Corp 2/East Kent Reg.
  • Frank Cloke, born in 1896, serving as 62344 Gunner 91 H Battery R.G.A. Frank died in 1953.
  • Albert Francis Cloke, born in 1901. Albert served as 47874 PTE 2/Lancs Fusrs but died of wounds in France in 1918 on the 3rd August.

Image and text courtesy of Pam Dray


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