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Samuel Edward Clark known as 'Ted' was born in 1897 and was son of Charlie and Emma Elizabeth Clark, née Smith of the "Town Arms," Malin Hill, Nottingham. His father Charlie was born in 1875 in Oakthorpe, Derbyshire and his mother Emma Elizabeth Smith was born in 1878 in Nottingham. They were married in 1896 in Nottingham and had two children Rose born 1892 and Samuel Edward born 1896, both born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at Hornes Castle Inn, Hollowstone, Nottingham and are shown as Charlie 36 yrs head of the family a beerhouse keeper, he is living with his wife Emma Elizabeth 33 yrs who is assisting him in his business and their 2 children Rose 19 yrs and Samuel Edward 15 yrs , they are also employing two servants, Albert Ward 20 yrs and Amy Swift 20 yrs. Samuel's probate was proven with a will in Nottingham on 24th July 1918 and shows him as Samuel Edward Clark of Hornes Castle Inn, Hollowstone, Nottingham, Corporal in HM Army died 27th March 1918 in France, his effects of £123 16 shillings and 11 pence were left to Emma Elizabeth Clark (wife of Charlie Clark)
27 Mar 1918
21
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Lance Sergeant
3rd Bn Grenadier Guards
Lance Sergeant Samuel Edward (Ted) Clark, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed in action on 27th March 1918. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery grave reference III K 11
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 27th March 1919 :- “CLARK. – In ever-loving memory of our dear son, Sergt. S. E. (Teddy), late Grenadier Guards, aged 21, who fell in action at Arras March 27th, 1918. Farewell, dear Ted, thy task is done. – Ever-loving father, mother, sister, and brother. “CLARK. – In ever loving memory of my dear brother, Sergt. S. E. Clark (Teddy), late Grenadier Guards, aged 21, who fell in action at Arras March 27th, 1918. 'Tis sweet to know we'll meet again where partings are no more, and the one we loved so well has only gone before. – Loving sister Rosie. “CLARK. – In loving memory of my dear grandson, Sergt. S. E. Clark (Ted), killed 1918. Shattered hopes. – From grandmother and Aunties Annie and Elsie. “CLARK. – In affectionate and sorrowing remembrance of Sergt. S. E. Clark, Grenadier Guards, killed in action March 27th, 1918. – Auntie Emma and uncle Ted. “CLARK. – In proud remembrance of Sergt. S. E. Clark (Ted), Grenadier Guards, killed in action March 27th, 1918. – Never forgotten by R. H. and K. Hill.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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