The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal J T Clark


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Lance Corporal John Thomas CLARK, L/10303, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed as 5th May 1915,  age 21. 

Born Lamberhurst, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of William and Elizabeth Clark, of Fir Tree Cottages, Lamberhurst, Kent.

27th October 1913 to 20th February 1914, 3rd Battalion, (Special Reserve), Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.8867; age 18, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 118½lbs, grey eyes, light brown hair, scar left wrist; 17th December 1913, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education.

Enlisted 21st February 1914, Maidstone, Kent, age 19 years & 98 days, height 5ft 2⅛ inches, weight 122lbs. Formerly agricultural labourer.

Home 21st February 1914 to 21st April 1915; BEF 22nd April 1915 to 5th May 1915.

21st February 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th March 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th September 1914, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd April 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd April 1915, landed at 5 Infantry Base Depot; 25th April 1915, joined Battalion, "A" Company; 5th May 1915, posted missing.

10th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Clark, Fir Tree Cottages, Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent; Mother, Elizabeth Clark, Fir Tree Cottages, Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent; Brothers - William Clark, age 28, Fir Tree Cottages, Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent; George Clark, age 21, Fir Tree Cottages, Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent; Sister - Agnes Amelia? Clark, age 23, Fir Tree Cottages, Lamberhurst Quarter, Kent.

Commemorated at  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium & Lamberhurst War Memorial.


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