WILLIAM CHARLES CLARK

 

Born: 1896, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 18th February 1917; age 21; Died of Wounds – 1/1 S.M. Casualty Clearing Station.

Enlistment Location: Norwich, Norfolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th February 1914 – France.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8992

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

V.B.36.

Dernancourt Communal Court Extension,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   458, Spring Road, Ipswich.

 

William was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Charles Clark, 33, a Plasterer, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Clark (nee Mills), 36, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Stanley Ernest Clark, 3, born Ipswich.

Edith Maud Clark, 2, born Ipswich.

Grace Ada Clark, 6 months.

 

1911   Kerrison Reformatory School, Thorndon, Suffolk.

 

William was 15 years old, an Inmate & Tailor at the school for 108 boys.

In 1911, William’s family were living in different workhouses. His father, William in the Union Workhouse, at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk. His brother, Stanley, aged 13, his sister, Grace, aged 9 and brother, John Thomas Clark, born Ipswich, was 7 years old and together at the St. John’s Home for Boys and Girls, Bloomfield Street, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A. Clark – mother.

 

William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary le Elm’s Church, Ipswich.

 

Norfolk Regiment, 8th Battalion

 

 

 

 

 

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