Alfred Henry Clark(e)

Memorial: Cromhall - St Andrews Church

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 139735 (Formerly 8294 Gloucestershire Regiment)

Parents: Alfred William and Alice (Nee Holpin) Clark

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: Woodend Lane, Cromhall (Charfield) Gloucestershire Lived: 1901 Census – The family lived at 54 High Street, Wickwar

Pre-war occupation: Office Boy for an auctioneer (1911 Census aged 14)

Date of birth: 1897

Place of birth: Hawkesbury

Date of death: 22/03/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: No known grave – commemorated Pozieres Memorial, France

Age: 21

Further information:

Alfred’s birth registration was in the name of Clarke, although when his parents got married in 1896, the surname was Clark. The ‘e’ seems to be added to some records but not others.

Alfred’s mother was born in Tortworth, and on the 1911 census, Alfred was living with his parents and younger brother and sister.

Alfred served with the 61st Company, Machine Gun Corps and Died of Wounds on 22 March 1918.

Alfred is commemorated on the Cromhall, St Andrews Church Memorial and the Tortworth St Leonards Church Memorial.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.