(1895 - 1915)
DATE OF BIRTH:
10th June 1895
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1908 - 1911
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
24 Becmead Avenue, Streatham
5th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
DATE OF DEATH:
13th May 1915
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 52 and 54.
Lance Corporal William Stirling Claridge
William was born in Tulse Hill on June 10th 1895, the second child of John Claridge, a linen company manager, and his wife Anne. After he had left Dulwich he remained a keen member of the Old Alleynians, regularly turning out for the team.
Once hostilities commenced William joined up, becoming a member of the London Rifle Brigade and subsequently going over to France on 8th November; during the subsequent winter he spent a significant amount of time in the front line trenches. On May 13th 1915 he was fighting at the second battle of Ypres when he passed away, a month short of his 20th birthday.