Arthur William Clark

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Service number:
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of birth:
04 January 1900
Date of death:
27 August 1918
Age at Death:
CLARK Arthur William

Known information

Private Arthur William Clark of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, was the son of Elizabeth Clarke of Barrowden and was just 18 when he died. He was born at Holme, Hampshire, on 4 January 1900. He was a carpenter, and was called up on 7 February 1918, just after turning 18. Arthur went out to France on 14 July with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed by a shell near Bapaume during the Second Battle of the Somme on 27 August 1918. The Battalion war diary records: "The Battalion moved back to a railway cutting east of Courcelles. Total casualties 11 Officers and 199 Other Ranks." Arthur is buried at HAC Cemetery, Ecoust-St-Mein, grave IV.F.13, and is remembered on the war memorial in Barrowden. Another Rutland soldier, Charles Caudren of Ridlington, served in the same battalion and was also killed on 27 August.

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4 images Some pictures of Mr Clark’s headstone, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 9:11pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
Albert Page of Uppingham answered Lord Kitchener’s call & enlisted in November 1914, aged 21. He served at Vimy & l… 8:27 PM Sep 15th

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