Charles Erskine Clarke

CLARKE, Charles Erskine. b. 10 February 1871; d. 8 March 1926. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1892, MA 1896). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1896, priest 1897), serving curacies at St Luke’s, Southampton (1896-99), St Mary’s, Battersea, London (1899-1900), and St Luke’s, Battersea (1900-14). He was vicar of St Luke’s (1914-24), and Perpetual Curate of St John the Evangelist, Redhill, Surrey (1924-26). Clarke’s ‘O, David was a shepherd lad’* was written for a hymn competition in 1925 and published in the year of his death in the Church and School...

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