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Private Thomas Henry CLARK. L/10880, 11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 20th September 1917, age 18.

Born Millwall, Middlesex, son of Mrs. Mary Clark, of 11, Portland Road, Canning Town, London.

Enlisted  Poplar, Middlesex, age 18 years & 189 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 112lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, scar left thumb, mole right back, large mole right chest.  Resided Canning Town, E. Formerly Van guard.

Home, 7th June 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF France, 3rd May 1916 to 20th September 1917.

7th June 1915, enlisted; 8th June 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th June 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th December 1915, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment from 3rd Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th January 1916, Witley, overstaying his pass from 11.59pm & remaining absent until reporting at 11.45pm 26th January 1916, 3 extra fatigues, forfeits 1 days pay; 18th July 1917, granted 10 days leave to UK; 21st August 1917, awarded Military Medal.

26th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Clark, 11, Portland Road, E16; Half Brother, John Cole, age 29, Forest Gate Sick Home; Sister, Margaret Clark, age 19,11, Portland Road, E16.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

AWARDS: MM


London Gazette 21st August 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

10880 Pte. T. H. Clark, Royal West Kent Regiment.


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