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  • Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery.
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Carrington
Walter was born at Carrington in 1880, the son of Walter and the late Catherine Clark,(nee Woodcock) of 19 Morris Street, Daybrook, His father was born in 1849 at Daybrook, his mother Catherine Woodcock was born in 1849 at Arnold, she died in 1892 aged 43 yrs, they were married in 1870 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they had the following children, Martha b1872, Sarah Elizabeth b1872, John b1870, Frank b1876, Frederick b1878 all were born in Beeston and Walter b1880 at Carrington. His father later re married Ann Archer (or Askew) (born 1858 at Owthorpe) in 1893 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they went on to have the following children, Charles b1897, Ernest b1897, Harry b1890, Harold b1901 and Arthur b1903 all were born in Daybrook. In the 1911 census the family are living at Morris Street, Daybrook and are shown as Walter 62 yrs a jobbing gardener, he is living with his wife Ann 53 yrs and their children, Charles 17 yrs a brewery bottler, Ernest 14 yrs a brewery labeller, Harry 13 yrs a farm labourer, Harold 10 yrs and Arthur 8 yrs old. His pension record shows that his next of kin was his sister Martha Archer of 4 Boyd Terrace, Daybrook, Nottingham.
17 Oct 1917
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Royal Field Artillery
He was a regular soldier and the step brother of 15723 Private William Henry Askew, who was also killed in action. Walter’s father remarried after the death of his first wife Catherine, to a Mrs W. Askew, the mother of Pte W.H. Askew above mentioned Walter was serving with “C” Battery Royal Field Artillery as a part of the 152nd Brigade. He enlisted in Nottingham but we do not know exactly how Walter died but during October 1917 the 3rd battle of Passchendaele was raging and the British artillery would have been much in demand. On the other hand the Germans would have done everything they could to silence our artillery and it is believed that Walter died as the result of enemy fire directed at his gun battery.
Buried at Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium
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  • Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery.
    Walter Clark - Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery.