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Private Walter Frederick CLARK, G/2245, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 19th August 1916.

Born Penge, Kent, son of Walter & Ada Clark, 9 Evelina Road, Penge.

18th May 1910, St Marks, South Norwood, married Susannah Charlotte Clarke, spinster, 15 Evelina Road, Penge, SE.

Children - Frederick Walter Clark, born 11th January 1914; Florence Ada Clark, born 15th June 1915.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 24 years & 3 months, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 136lbs, fresh complexion, light blue eyes, brown hair, right forearm horses head, left forearm ILSO, wart middle back, mole left shoulder, scar upper lip. Formerly hawker.

Home, 9th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF France, 26th July 1915 to 7th February 1916; Home, 8th February 1916 to 18th May 1916; BEF France 19th May 1916 to 19th August 1916.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, posted BEF; 4th February 1916, 21 Casualty Clearing Station, wounded, gun shot wound, right leg; 5th February 1916, No.5 General Hospital, Rouen; 8th February 1916, to England, Hospital Ship St Patrick; 8th February 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd March 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd March 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th April 1916, Shoreham, overstaying pass from midnight 24th April to 10.00pm 25th April, admonished, forfeits 1 days pay; 18th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, embarked; 2nd June 1916, joined Battalion.

19th March 1917 pension of 18/6 a week awarded to widow and two children.

10th April 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Susannah Charlotte Clark, 15 Evelina Road, Penge; Children - Frederick Walter Clark, 11th January 1914; Florence Ada Clark, 15th June 1915; Father, Walter Clark, 9 Evelina Road, Penge; Mother, Ada Clark, 9 Evelina Road, Penge; Brothers - Percy Clark, age 25, 9 Evelina Road, Penge; Cecil Clark, age 19, 9 Evelina Road, Penge; Sisters - Nellie Clark, age 21, 9 Evelina Road, Penge; Violet Clark, age 18, 9 Evelina Road, Penge.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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