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Worksop, Notts
Frank Henry Clark was the first born to Frank and Ann Clark, in Worksop in 1894. He was one of five children who were all born in Worksop. In 1901, the family were living at 96 Carlton Road where Frank senior was working as a journeyman plumber. By 1911, with their family complete, they moved to number 20 Garside Street with the exception of Frank Junior. He may be the Frank Clark from Worksop who was recorded as a lodger and plumbers apprentice to Thomas Aitkin of 28 North Wingfield Road, Grassmore, Derbys
01 Jul 1916
22
760258 - CWGC Website
1255
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. F.H.Clarke Worksop Guardian 14 July 1916 Still another hero from Worksop who fell in the great advance is Pte. F.H. Clark of 20, Garside Street, Worksop. He was one of the Territorial’s who were called to the Front in the early stages of the war, and it may be remembered was wounded in April last year . Before enlisting he was employed at Messrs. Smith Bros., Albion Mills, and was well known in Worksop. The intimation of his death was received yesterday morning in a letter from a Lieut, and no official notification has been conveyed. “I am very sorry indeed,” the letter told his parents “to have to inform you that your son was killed during the morning of July 1st. All the officers in his Battery were killed or wounded on that day, so I took the liberty of writing to you. I did not know your son personally, but all the men in his section tell me how much he was liked by everyone, and he always did his duty. I cannot suggest at present where he is buried, but I will let you know as soon as possible, Yours Sincerely J.E. Kemstall, Lieut”. There is a great hope that Pte. Clark has not been killed, as official information of his death is not to hand, but the Lieut’s, letter seems to point directly to the fact. The sympathy of everyone will be extended to his relatives during their time of anxiety. Pte Frank Clark Worksop Guardian 25 August 1916 Official news has now been received of the death, killed in action of Pte Frank Clark, son of Mr Frank Clark of 20 Garside Street, Worksop, which we referred to several weeks ago. He was one of the Territorials who went out to the front in the early stages of the war, and was wounded in April 1915. Previous to the war he was an employee of Messrs Smith Bros., Ltd. Albion Mills. The intimation of his death was received on July 13th, his Lieutenant writing to say he was killed on the morning of July 1st, but it was hoped that the news was not true. However, all hopes have been destroyed by the official announcement from the War Office received this week. He would have been 22 years old on the day after he was killed.
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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