From our ‘Family histories’ section: The Dray Family: ‘Edward Ronalds Cloke and his Wife Francis Sarah Ann Haywood’: Courtesy of Pam Dray
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