Photographs courtesy of Val.


Born: 10th March 1880, Croydon, Surrey.

Baptised: 11th March 1880, St. John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey. Parents: Elizabeth & Joseph Sidney Clark – Carpenter.

Died: 13th August 1915; age 35; Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine. Served 183 days.

Residence: 2, Ashmere Grove, Ipswich.

Occupation: Qualified Assistant Chemist – at Boots, Ipswich.

Enlistment: Location: Ipswich; Date: 12th February 1915; age: 34. Height: 5ft 7 1/2.

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.


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, 33.

widowed father-in-law – Henry Arthur Newell, 61, a retired Poultry Farmer, born Carrington, Nottinghamshire.


Edward’s mother, Elizabeth Clark died April 1908, Croydon, Surrey.

In 1903, at Andover, Hampshire, Edward married Alice Mary Newell, born 1876, Richmond, Surrey.


Probate to Alice Mary Clark – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Mary Clark – widow.


On hearing the news of the loss of her husband, Alice went stone deaf as a result of the shock.

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