2nd July 1916
Outside-left Bill Clarke played for Exeter City during 1937/38. He joined the club from Leicester City and later played for Southampton before his career was curtailed by the outbreak of war.Having played for Melbourne Hall, he joined Leicester City from Leicester Nomads in 1936 but failed to make a first-team appearance.
Switching to Exeter City in the summer of 1937, he made his debut at Millwall in September 1937 and he went on to net his only goal for the club in a 2-0 win at Walsall two months later. Never a regular in the side, he made a dozen league appearances before leaving the club and signing for Southampton where he made two league appearances.
Moving to Cheltenham Town of the Southern League in 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War brought his football career to an end.
Bill died in Leicester in June 1986.