Harold Robert Clark

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: South Wales Borderers

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 14570558

Marital status: Married

Home address: 1939 registers shows a Harold Clark living in Grange Avenue

Pre-war occupation: 1939 register – possibly Welder and panel beater

Date of birth: 1919

Place of birth: Gloucestershire

Date of death: 04/10/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: Geel War Cemetery (Ref. IV. C. 25.), Antwerp, Belgium

Age: 25

Further information:

Harold served with the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, he died of his wounds received in North West Europe. Geel was the scene, in September 1944, of some of the heaviest fighting encountered by British troops since leaving Normandy

Harold was the younger brother of Arthur who is also remembered on Hanham Memorial. He was married to Betty Clark and his mother’s maiden name was Beck.

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

This information is based by kind permission on the following sources:
1) Booklet ‘Not Just a Name on Stone’ by Hanham Local History Society
2) Thanks to Mr R Crew and Mrs. M Antill of Hanham Local History society for their help
3) Researcher: Jo Hurst, volunteer for South Gloucestershire in the Second World War Project
4) Forces War Records and CWGC