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Surname: CLARK

Forename(s): Henry

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 3234979

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: division unknown

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1920-10-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: R. "U." 2565.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Henry Clark was the son of James and Elizabeth Jane Clark, née Barrett. James was born at Embsay, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Liskeard, Cornwall. Henry's sister, Ellen, was married to Corporal Wallace Cason (266420) (q.v.).

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 6, New Bridge Street - Henry Clark, aged 4 years, born Skipton, son of Elizabeth Jane Clark, widow.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 79 & 80, Newmarket Street - Henry Clark, aged 15 years, born Skipton, son of Elizabeth Jane Fletcher, widow. [Elizabeth had married Jonathan Fletcher in 1905.]

Henry is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte H. Clarke.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Harry Clarke, 2521, 265600, 1/6 W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. Discharged: 14.12.18.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Harry Clarke, 265600, 1/6 W. Rid. R. Dis. 14.12.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Lce Sgt Henry Clarke, 44904, 3234979, 1 Scottish Rifles. Date and Place of Death: 26.10.20. Mil. Hos. Curragh. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Elizabeth J. Fletcher. £0 17s. 11d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: L/Sgt Henry Clark, 3234979, Scottish Rifles. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Fletcher. Relationship: Mother. Address: 24, Otley Road, Skipton, Yorkshire.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War – A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Sergeant Henry CLARK

Sergeant Henry CLARK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

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Surname: CLARK

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3234979

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 24


Died Date: 26/10/1920

Additional Information: Son of James and Elizabeth J. Clark, of 8, Russell St., Skipton. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN)


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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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29 October 1920

CLARKE - October 26th, 1920, at the Curragh Camp Military Hospital, Ireland, Sergt. Henry Clarke. Funeral at 1 o'clock Waltonwrays Cemetery, on Sunday, October 31st. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation.

05 November 1920


The interment took place at Waltonwrays Cemetery on Sunday of Sergeant Henry Clark (23), youngest son of the late Mr. James and Mrs. Fletcher, Otley Road, Skipton. Clark, who was stationed with a Battalion of the Scottish Rifles, at the Curragh Camp, Ireland, died the previous Tuesday following septic poisoning arising from an injury to his right hand whilst cleaning his bayonet. He had been in the Curragh Military Hospital for eleven weeks.

The body arrived at Skipton on Friday last. It was conveyed on a gun-carriage from the Curragh Camp to Newbridge Station, a few miles away, and was accompanied by a band of drums, fifes,. and bugles at the head of a detachment of the deceased's comrades. The funeral on Sunday was attended by the Skipton Salvation Army Band, of which Clark was a member before the war, and the coffin was borne by members of the local branch of the ex-Servicemen's Association. Wreaths were sent from the Association, the Sergeants' Mess of the Scottish Rifles, and the officers, N.C.O.'s and men of the Battalion. Prior to the interment, a service was conducted at the Salvation Army Hall in Carleton Street by Ensign Inmoor.

Sergeant Clark enlisted in 1914 in the 1/6th (Duke of Wellington's) West Riding Regiment, and went to France the following year, remaining there until shortly before the Armistice. He received a serious bullet wound in the leg, and being subsequently discharged as cured, he commenced work at Belle View Mills. At the end of nine months he re-enlisted in the Scottish Rifles, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

28 October 1921

CLARK - In loving memory of L/Sgt H. Clark, who died Oct. 26th, 1920, at Curragh Hospital, Ireland.

A loving son, a faithful brother,
One of God's best towards his mother.
What would we give his hand to clasp,
His own dear face to see,
To hear his voice, to see his smile,
Which meant so much to us.

Dearly loved and sadly missed by his sorrowing Mother and Family, 24 Otley Road, Skipton.


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