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


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