Biography of Private Charles Clark (10019)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died  9th August 1915

Soldier

  • Name: Charles Clark
  • Date of birth: 1890
  • Place of Birth: Horbling, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1890
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: John Thomas Clark
  • DOB: 1853
  • Place of Birth: Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

Mother

  • Name: Fanny Casswell
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place Of Birth: Horbling, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1873 Boston District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Henry Clark, 1874, Boston
  • John William Clark, 1876, Horbling
  • Alice Ann Clark, 1879, Horbling
  • George Edward Clark, 1881, Horbling
  • Elizabeth A Clark, 1885, Horbling
  • Thomas Clark, 1887, Horbling
  • Charles Clark, 1890, Horbling
  • Alfred Christopher Clark, 1891, Horbling
  • Plus 1 more whose name is unknown taken from the 1911 census

Census

  • 1891: Charles is living with his parents in Horbling, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Charles is living with his parents in Poor Row, Horbling, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Unable to find Charles yet.

Relatives in services

Marriage

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

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd October 1914
    HORBLING
    THE WAR – In addition to the names of those who have enlisted from Horbling is that of Charles Clark, who has joined the 6th Lincolns.

 

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 22nd January 1916
    LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT CASUALTIES
    Casualties are reported among N.C.O.’s and menof the Lincolnshire Regiment as folloes:-
    6th Battalion
    Missing – Clarke 10019 C.

 

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 1st April 1916
    MISSING – Mrs. E. Moorhouse, of this village, has received a letter from the War Office respecting her brother, Pte. Charles Clark, of the Lincolns, which states that it is regretted that the only information which has been received regarding this soldier is that he was reported as missing on August 9th last.  Pte. Clark was in the fighting at the Dardanelles.

 

  • Lincolnshire Echo Thursday 22nd November 1917
    Mr. T. Clark, of Horbling near Billingborough, has received an official notification that his youngest son, Gunner T. Clark, R.G.A., has been killed in action in France. He was 30 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children.  The family has suffered heavily through the tragedies of the war.  Mr. Clark’s four sons joined up soon after the outbreak of hostilies, and three have now made the great sacrifice.  Pte. Chas. Clark (Lincolns) was missing on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and has not since been heard of, while another boy, gunner Alfred Clark who belonged to a trench mortar battery, was killed in action a few months ago.  The only survivor is Pte. J. W. Clark (LIncolns), who has been wounded, but is now back with his regiment in France.  The deepest sympathy is felt for the family in the heavy burden they are called upon to bear.

 

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 24th November 1917
    HORBLING
    A TRIPLE BEREAVEMENT – Mr. T. Clark, of Horbling  has received an official notification that his youngest surviving son, Gunner T. Clark, of the R.G.A., has been killed in action in France. He was 30 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children.  The family has suffered heavily through the war.  Mr. Clark’s four sons joined up soon after the commencement of hostilies, and three have already made the great sacrifice.  Private Charles Clark (Lincolns) was missing on the Gallipoli Peninsula while another son, Gunner Alf. Clark, who belonged to a trench mortar battery, was killed in action a few months ago.  The only survivor is Private. J. W. Clark (LIncolns), who has been wounded.  The deepest sympathy is expressed for the family in the heavy burden.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Clarles Clark, 10019, 6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 9th August 1915 in the Balkan Theatre.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father John Thomas

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Horbling, Roll of Honour in St Andrews Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Charles Clark, 10019, 6th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 9 Auguat 1915 Age 25
  • Son of John Thomas Clark, of Birthorpe Lane, Billingborough, Lincs., and the late Fanniw Clark
  • Remembered with honour, Helles Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Photo courtesy of CWGC

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Sleaford on the 18th August 1914 to the Lincolnshire Regiment
  • Posted to the 6th Lincolns on 6th November 1914
  • Home duty 18th August 1914 to 30th June 1915
  • Ex F med 1st July 1915 to 9th August 1915
  • Reported missing 9th August 1915 in the Dardanelles

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

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

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