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  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Bertrand George William Clark in Obido (St. Mary's) Mission Station Graves, Oshikango, Namibia and courtesy of SouthAfricawargraves.org
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He was the son of Mrs A Clark of 19 Kirkby Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire.
25 Oct 1916
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Sergeant
South African Forces
Sgt. Bertrand George William Clark, 1st South African Mounted Rifles, died on 25th October 1916. He is buried in Obido (St. Mary's) Mission Station Graves, Oshikango, Namibia.
Odibo (St. Mary'S) Mission Station Graves, Oshikango Article published in the Nottingham Free Press dated 22nd December 1916 :- “LOCAL SOLDIER'S DEATH. – Mrs. A. Clark, 19, Kirkby-road, has received from the South African authorities news of the death of her son, Sergeant B. W. G. [sic] Clark, which took place at Namkunde, in Ovamboland, on October 24th. Namukunde is on the Portugese [sic] border of Angola, and consequently it has taken some time to get a letter through, though Mrs. Clarke [sic] received a brief cable a short time ago. It appears that whilst on duty on the night of October 22nd, Sergeant Clark was bitten on the head by some insects. On the following day he complained of pains in the shoulders and spine. An attempt was made to get the Portugese [sic] doctor over from Ondjiva, 22 miles distant, but death took place before the medical officer arrived. With Mrs. and Miss Clarke [sic] much sympathy is felt in their bereavement.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Bertrand George William Clark in Obido (St. Mary's) Mission Station Graves, Oshikango, Namibia and courtesy of SouthAfricawargraves.org
    Bertrand George William Clark - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Bertrand George William Clark in Obido (St. Mary's) Mission Station Graves, Oshikango, Namibia and courtesy of SouthAfricawargraves.org