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He was the son of Arthur Clark of 4, Portland Street, Beeston, Nottingham. In 1919 his effects were sent to Oliver Clark at the sam address.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club).
27 Oct 1918
481030 - CWGC Website
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He was a resident of Beeston at the time he enlisted.
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Edgar Clark was embodied for service on 25 November 1915 aged 19 years and 8 months. He was sent to the 3/7th TF battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was sent to France on 12 July 1916 and arrived at the 14 Infantry Brigade Depot, Etaples and on paper posted to 1/7th battalion. On 22 July 1916 he was attached to 1/5th TF battalion but did not arrive with them until 29 August. On 2 October 1916 he was sent to the CCS with pneumonia and by 6 October he was in 2 General Hospital with trench Fever. He was returned to England to recover and recuperate. The 29th December 1916 saw him with 5th Reserve battalion prior to deployment to the Western Front. On 29 July 1917 he embarked at Folkestone and later disembarked at Boulogne and to 14th IBD. and was posted to 1/5th or 2/5th battalion. There is confusion in his papers but by 26 September 1917, Edgar was wounded and by the following day was in the CCS. On 27th he was at 1st General Hospital, Etaples and listed with a Gunshot wound to right shoulder. on 30th he was sent to England on the 'Pieter de Cominick' After recovery, he left England on 18 January 1918 and landed at Calais and sent to 'K' IBD. On 20th he was posted to 2/8thTF battalion for record purposes only. on 23 January he was posted to 1st Battalion based on the Ypres Salient. Edgar was listed as missing on 26 March 1918 but it is likely it was the previous day when the 1st battalion, now on the Somme came under heavy pressure from superior numbers of the enemy and were partially surrounded. When the order eventually came to retire, they charged through the enemy, bringing the wounded with them but half of the battalion were either casualties or POW's. Edgar died on 27 October 1918 as a prisoner of war. John Morse
His surname is given as 'Clark' (CWGC/SDGW) and also 'C Belgrade Cemetery, Namur Belgium (grave ref IV.D.9).
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