Frederick Clark

Name

Frederick Clark
1896

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/08/1915
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2565
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY
I. F. 11.
France

Headstone

>PEACE PERFECT PEACE

UK Memorials

St Albans Citizens Memorial, Town Hall (old) Memorial, St Albans, St Albans School Memorial, Hertfordshire Yeomanry Memorial, St Albans Cathedral, Not on the Digswell Memorials

Pre War

Frederick Clark was born in Digswell on 6 September 1895, the son of Edgar and Ellen Clark, and baptised there on 27 October 1895.

On the 1901 Census the family were living at Mill House, Digswell, where his father was working as a carpenter/joiner. By 1911 they had moved to  Langton, 8 Eaton Road, St Albans. Frederick was educated at St Albans School.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Hertford on 28 August 1914 and served with the 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment in France from 6 November 1914.

He was killed and another soldier was wounded in action near Gorre whilst digging a new communication trench.

Additional Information

His father, Mr E Clark of Langton, Eaton Road, St Albans, ordered his headstone inscription: "PEACE PERFECT PEACE". His father received a war gratuity of £3 and pay owing of £8 9s 5d. His mother received a pension of 5 shillings a week from 6 November 1918.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Gareth Hughes