Clarke, Michael Christopher “Chris”

Branch: Royal Irish Fusiliers

Chris was born on September 24, 1896 in Drogheda Country, Ireland. He joined the military at a young age and served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers during the Irish Revolution. After his term in the service finished, Chris came to Canada and worked in Saskatchewan. He joined the Canadian army in the First World War. In 1929, he rode the freight train to Spirit River. Chris married Vera Eleanor England on October 21, 1933 in St. Andrew’s Church in Spirit River. They had twelve children. Chris also served in the Canadian army during the Second World War. Chris died on July 28, 1977.

Sources: Memories and Moments, p. 160, 276