Biography of Private Rowland Stewart Clark (9432)
2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment

Soldier

  • Name: Rowland Stewart Clark
  • Date of birth: 1897
  • Place of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: January – March 1897
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Father

  • Name: John Thomas Clark
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm Labourer
Mother

  • Name: Mary Emma Francis
  • DOB: 1874
  • Place Of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1896 Bourne District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Rowland Stewart Clark, 1897, Haconby
    Madiline Winnifred Clark, 1898, Haconby
    Gordon Douglas Clark, 1899, Haconby
    Hector Owen Clark, 1901, Haconby
    Florence Elsie Clark, 1904, Stainfield
    Cecely Ruth Francis Clark, 1908, Stainfield
    Donald Leslie Clark, 1910, Stainfield
    John Frederick Sleigh Clark, 1911, Stainfield
    Plus 3 more which names are unknown taken from 1911 census
Census

  • 1901: Rowland is living with his parents in Stainfield.
  • 1911: Rowland is living with his parents in Stainfield.
Relatives in services
Marriage

  • No marriage for Rowland has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 31 March 1917
    Haconby
  • Memorial Service – On Sunday afternoon at the Parish Church, the vicar, the Rev J.H. Boldero conducted a solemn service in memory of Rowland Clarke, eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Thos Clarke of Stainfield who was recently killed in action in France. There was a good congregation, and the service was fully choral. The vicar made touching reference to the young soldier. The organist Mr J.W. Palmer played “O Rest in the Lord” and “Blest are the Departed”. Great Sympathy for the bereaved parents is felt on all sides.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Rowland Stewart Clark, 9432, 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment was killed in action on 4th March 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.
Pension Records

  • None found
Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
Memorials

  • UK:
  • Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Private Roland Stuart Clark, 9432, 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment who died on 4 March 1917 Age 21.
    Son of Mr. J. T. Clark, of Stainfield, Bourne, Lincs.
    Remembered with Honour Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand
    Grave Ref: VII. A. 29

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline:

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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