Photographs courtesy of Val.

Born: 10th March 1880, Croydon, Surrey.

Baptised: 11th March 1880, St. John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey.

Died: 13th August 1915; age 35; Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine.

Residence: 2, Ashmere Grove, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 98.

Regiment: Royal Medical Corps. (Territorial Force) 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station.

Photographs courtesy of Val.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,





1881   14, Theobald Road, Croydon, Surrey.


Edward was a year old and living with his parents

Joseph Sidney Clark, 34, a Carpenter & Joiner; born Blackwater, Surrey.

Elizabeth Clark (nee Clark), 32; born Aylesford, Hampshire.

2 lodgers.


1891   90, Tamworth Road, Croydon, Surrey.


Edward was 11 years old and living with his parents & sisters

Edward, 42, a Carpenter & Joiner.

Elizabeth, 41.

Margaret Matilda Elizabeth Clark, 8, born Croydon, Surrey.

Theodora Caroline Clark, 6, born Croydon, Surrey.

1 lodger.


1901   47, Avesby Road, Penge, Surrey.


Edward was 21 years old, a Chemist’s Assistant. He was a lodger to Edward Charles Smith, a Chemist.


1911   10, All Saints Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 31 years old, he was a Chemists Assistant. Edward was married and head of the household:

Alice Mary Clark , 33, born Richmond, Surrey.

Edward’s father-in-law.


In 1903, at Andover, Hampshire, Edward married Alice Mary Newell, born 1876, Kingsgate, Kent.

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