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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