Clark, Walter Henry

Clark, Walter Henry 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                               Machine Gun Corps
(previously Berkshire Yeomanry)

Rank:                                      Trooper

Service Number:                    165170 (previously 106132)

Date of Enlisting:                   29.12.1915

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:            Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Walter enlisted with the Berkshire Yeomanry, Regimental Number 106132, on 29th December 1915.  In April 1918 the Berkshire Yeomanry merged with the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry to form C Battalion, the Machine Gun Corps with whom his Regimental Number was 165170. In June C Battalion moved via Italy to France and in August 1918 it was renumbered 101st Battalion, the Machine Gun Corps.

Walter was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Walter survived the War but it is not known when he died.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                3rd Quarter 1891

Birth Place:                  Little Amwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Not known

Marriage:                      8.5.1920

 

Walter Henry (known as Harry) was born at Little Amwell, near Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire in the 3rd quarter of 1891, the third son of James and Elizabeth (nee Hagger) Clark. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire and the 1911 census shows him as a farm labourer.  His father James was the policeman in Ashwell for many years.

Walter married Gracie Barnes of Slip End Farm on 8th May 1920. It is not known if they had children.

It is not known when Walter died.

Two of Walter’s brothers, Leonard Arthur and Reginald George also fought in the War and both survived.

 

Commentary:

Royston Crow  14 May 1920

Marriage at Congregational church of Walter Henry Clark, son of Mr & Mrs James Clark, Mill Cottages, Odsey and Miss Gracie Barnes. Details of wedding and presents, to live at Redburn.

On 8th May. Harry Clark, 2nd son of Mr & Mrs James Clark to Gracie Barnes, 3rd daughter of Mr & Mrs James Barnes of Slip End Farm.

 

Name:Walter Henry Clark
Birth Place:Little Amwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Not known
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps
(previously Berkshire Yeomanry)
Battalion:101st Battalion
Regimental Number:165171
(previously 106132)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe: France and Flanders, Italy

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