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  • Photo by John Morse
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Nottingham
He was the son of Joseph and Mary Clark and the brother of Blanche, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lily, Annie and Ethel Clark. In 1911 the family lived at 41 Buxton Street and 15 Hartford Street London Road (both Nottingham) in 1919.
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11 Mar 1915
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4595
Radford Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Charles Whiting Clark enlisted in the Army Reserve (4th Battalion special reserve) at Nottingham on 4 July 1913. He was 18 years 6 months of age and 5 feet 3 inches in height. He did the required basic training immediately and on 11 April 1914 completed his musketry training. He was embodied and posted to the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) and sent to France on 4 January 1915. The Battle of Neuve Chapelle began on 10th March 1915 and the following day at 10 am, 'C' company, advanced north east, through the orchard on the left of the line and occupied some ruined houses, Lieutenant Weigall being killed in this advance. The enemy shelled the battalion throughout the day and at 4 pm 'D' company charged the enemy's breastworks but suffered heavy losses from enemy machine guns and had to abandon the attack. At midnight a draft of 25 men joined the battalion. Charles was one of 62 men killed during the day. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. John Morse
His death plaque was sent to Mr J Clark 144 Salisbury Street Radford Nottingham.
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  • Photo by John Morse
    Le Touret Memorial - Photo by John Morse
  • Photograph was published on 19th April 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Charles Whiting Clark - Photograph was published on 19th April 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918