202554 Pte Clarence Atkins Brown, 1/5th Bn East Lancashire Regt.
Born in Burnley but living in Colne, Lancashire, Clarence was an apprentice painter prior to enlistment. After enlisting into the East Lancs territorials in Colne in late 1915, he was sent to Egypt where he served from August 1916 until February 1917 when he began service on the Western Front. First entering the line near Epehy, Clarence was posted as missing on 3 April 1918 during routine trench duties. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing. He was 21 years of age.
3 April 1918 killed in action
Research by David O'Mara