Reuben Clark

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 3/7313

Parents: Reuben and Harriet Clark

Home address: 9 Derrick Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker

Date of birth: 25/03/1892

Place of birth: Hanham, Bristol

Date of death: 03/07/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial, Kingswood Methodist Memorial

Age: 23

Further information:

Reuben was born in Hanham the son of a bootmaker and the second eldest of seven children with three brothers and three sisters. Most of his siblings were employed in the boot industry.

Reuben enlisted in 1914 and mobilised to France that August. He served with the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, his battalion fought in various actions on the Western Front Western Front including The Battle and Retreat from Mons and The Second Battle of Ypres. On the day that Reuben was killed in action, his battalion were not involved in a specific battle, so it is likely that he died during the ongoing trench warfare that accounted for 300 soldier deaths per day.

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

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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