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Private Thomas Henry CLARK, L/10092,  2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Indian Expeditionary Force "D", 17th April 1916.

Born Battersea, Surrey, son of James Nelson & Mary Rose Anne Clark, 57 Ascalon Street, Battersea, Surrey.

24th May 1896, St George the Martyr, Battersea, baptism of Thomas Henry Clark, son of James Nelson (stoker), & Mary Rose Anne Clark, 23 Mandella Road.


1911 Census - 57 Ascalon Street, Battersea, SW - James Nelson Clark, head, age 46, married, stationary engine driver, Electric Light Company, born parish of St John, Margate, Kent; Mary Rose Anna Clark, wife, age 44, married 23 years, 13 children, 6 still alive, born Pontypool, Monmouth; Ralph John Clark, son, age 18, single, general cleaner, Electric Light Company, born Battersea, London; Thomas Henry Clark, son, age 15, single, helper in stores, Electric Light Company, born Battersea, London; Andrew Albert Clark, son, age 11, school, Battersea, London; Walter Clark, son, age 4, born Earlsfield, London.


Enlisted Kingston on Thames, Surrey, age 18 years & 1 month, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 116lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, scar left?, indistinct tattooing left forearm. Formerly electrician.

Home 24th February 1913 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 25th December 1914; Home 26th December 1914 to 9th December 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force 10th December 1915 to 17th April 1916.

24th February 1913, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th May 1913, Maidstone, overstaying his pass from 11.00am to 1.00pm, 7 days confined to Barracks; 19th June 1913, awarded Certificate of Education, 3rd Class; 2nd July 1913, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th December 1914, wounded, shrapnel wound, right thigh; 25th December 1914 to 15th January 1915, gun shot wound right thigh, no fracture; 15th January 1915 to 6th March 1915, Auxiliary Hospital, Ringwood, Hants, gun shot wound right thigh; 6th March 1915 to 23rd March 1915, Netley Hospital; 5th April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th August 1915, Belvedere Camp, overstaying his pass from 11.30pm 15th August until 9.00pm 16th August, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 8th September 1915, Fort Darland, absent from dining hall fatigue from 1.30pm until 2.20pm, 5 days confined to Barracks; 1st November 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 10th December 1915, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, embarked Keyham; 8th January 1916, disembarked Basra; 26th January 1916, deprived of Lance stripe.

5th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father James Nelson Clark, 57 Ascalon Street, Battersea, SW8; Mother, Mary Rose Anne Clark, 57 Ascalon Street, Battersea, SW8; Brothers - James William Clark, age 30, 57 Ascalon Street, Battersea, SW8; Ralph John Clark, age 26, Sgt 12040, 3rd Queens Regiment; Andrew Albert Clark, age 19 Pte 67111, 3rd Suffolk Regiment; Walter Napier Clark, age 12, 57 Ascalon Street, Battersea, SW8; Sister - Gertrude Rose Anna Lane, age 25, 15 Union Grove, Clapham.

Commemorated at  Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.


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