From Hoole History and Heritage Society

VEATER, Clarence William

Regiment: 61 Training Regiment Royal Armoured Corps

Rank: Corporal

Died: 22 February 1945

Aged: 27

Buried/ Memorial: Overleigh Cemetery Chester

Address: 27 Prescot Street, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 03 March 1945


The death occurred in a military hospital last week of Cpl Clarence Wm Veater of 27 Prescot Street Hoole, aged 27. Cpl Veater joined the Army about three years ago, and before enlisting was a constable in Cheshire Constabulary. Before joining the Police Force he was a grocer’s assistant, working for the Maypole and Messrs Liptons. His wife, Mrs Mary Veater, is Danish, and came to England before the War. Cpl Veater was a keen darts player. The funeral took place on Monday. A service at All Saints Church, Hoole, was conducted by Rev R A P Gell. Members of the County Police and men of Cpl Veater’s regiment formed a guard of honour, and the coffin was draped with the Union Jack. The “Last Post” was sounded at the graveside.

Chief mourners were: The widow, Mr and Mrs S Veater and Mr and Mrs L Veater (brothers and sisters-in-law), Miss Lilian Veater (niece), Miss C Veater (sister), master B Veater (nephew), Mrs Morris, Mrs Craig, Mrs C Jones, Mr and Mrs Sewell – Messrs W H Hallmark and Son were undertakers.