The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A J Clark


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Private Alfred James CLARK, L/10675, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th October 1915, age 18. 

8th November 1896, born St Johns, Chatham, Kent, son of William James & Alice Elizabeth Clark, of 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham, Kent. Three brothers, seven sisters.


1911 Census - 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham, Kent - William Clark, head, age 33, married, long shore labourer, unloads coal & cement, born Chatham, Kent; Alice Clark, wife, age 32, married 15 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Chatham, Kent; Alfred Clark, son, age 14, errand boy, greengrocer, born Chatham, Kent; Bertha Clark, daughter, age 12, school, born Chatham, Kent; Florance Clark, daughter, age 10,  school, born Chatham, Kent; Alice Clark, daughter, age 8,  school, born Chatham, Kent; Jessie Clark, daughter, age 6,  school, born Chatham, Kent; Ivy Clark, daughter, age 4, born Chatham, Kent; Violet Clark, daughter, age 2, born Chatham, Kent; William Clark, son, age 5 months, born Chatham, Kent.


Enlisted  Chatham, Kent, age 18 years & 3 months, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 126lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark hair. Formerly butchers assistant.

Home, 13th February 1915 to 30th August 1915; BEF France 31st August 1915 to 9th October 1915.

13th February 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st August 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th September 1915, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 14th September 1915, sprained foot, to Duty.

21st June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William J Clark, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Mother, Alice Elizabeth Clark, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; William Albert Clerk, age 9, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Charles Edward Clark, age 7, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; James Alfred Clark, age 5, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Sisters - Bertha Edith Clerk, age 21, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Florence Clark, age 19, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Alice Maude? Clark, age 17, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Jessie Elizabeth Clark, age 15, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Ivy? Dorris? Clark, age 13, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Violet Mary Clark, age 11, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham; Rose Heather Clark, age 2/3, 10, John St., Ordnance Place, Chatham.

Buried at  Carnoy Military Cemetery, H.3., Somme, France.


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