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Mapperley Nottingham
Andrew ('Drew') was the youngest child of Edwin Hodson Clark and Charlotte Harriet Clark nee Shelton. His father Edwin was born in Lincolnshire in 1850 and his mother Charlotte in Goverton, Nottinghamshire, also in 1850. They were married in 1874 (reg. Southwell) and had five children: John William Paulson (Will) birth registered 1876 (J/F/M), Edwin Harry (Ted) b. 1878, Winifred Lucy b. 1880 (reg. 1881 J/F/M), Samuel Francis Henry (Frank) (birth registered 1888 (J/F/M) and Andrew Shelton b. 1892. Edwin Hodson Clark has not yet been traced on the 1881 Census but his wife Charlotte and their three children, John (5), Edwin (3) and Winifred (3 months), were visitors in the household of John Shelton, a retired farmer, and his wife Mary (63) in the village of Rolleston, Nottinghamshire. By 1891 the family was living at 516 Woodborough Road which would be Edwin and Charlotte's marital home for the rest of their lives. Edwin, a joiner/carpenter, and Charlotte now had four children; John, an apprentice, Edwin, Winifred and Samuel (3). Their youngest child, Andrew, was born the following year. In 1901 only three children were at home on the night of the census: Winifred, Samuel and Andrew (8). Edwin, a joiner/carpenter, was a boarder in the household of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilkinson at Beal Street, Leicester. The eldest child, John, has not yet been traced on the 1901 Census, but in 1911 he was living at 673 Didsbury Road, Heaton, Mersey, with his wife of five years, Sarah Amelia, and daughters Charlotte Mary and Ellen Clara . He was working as a heating mechanic (later heating engineer). Edwin had married Ada Moore in 1902 and in 1911 they were living at 74 Whittingham Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, with their only child, Edna Mary. Edwin was employed as a joiner in a colliery. Andrew's only sister, Winifred, was now married to Samuel James Walker (m. 1905) and in 1911 they were living at 16 Coburg/Corby Road, St Ann's. Her husband was a house painter (employer) and they had two children, Samuel Eric and Jack Edwin. They employed a general servant, Elizabeth Sims. The family was living at the same address at the time of Andrew's death in 1918. Samuel had married Avice Helen Priestly in 1910 and in 1911 they were living at Fern Lea, Westdale Lane, Mapperley. Samuel was employed as a nurseryman. Their parents were still at 516 Woodborough Road and only Andrew, an ironmonger's apprentice, was still living at home. Edwin was now working as a joiner for the Nottingham City Asylum. It seems that only Samuel (Frank) served in the war as a notice of Andrew's death in a local paper in April 1918 mentions that Frank was in the RAF; he survived the war. Andrew's father Edwin Hodson died in March 1933 at the age of 83 and his mother Charlotte Harriett died on in April 1936 at the age of 86.
In 1911 he was an ironmonger's apprentice.
24 Apr 1918
115019 - CWGC Website
1st Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
1st Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) Andrew died in Valletta Hospital, Malta, on 24 April 1918, nearly two months after an operation. He was buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Additional inscription on family gravestone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery: ‘Andrew Shelton Clark youngest son of EH & CH Clark, died April 24th 1918. Interred in Malta.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 29 April 1918. ‘Clark. Died in hospital abroad, April 24th 1918, Pte Andrew Shelton Clark, the beloved and devoted son of Mr and Mrs EH Clark, 516 Woodborough-road. Gathered home.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 29 April 1918. ‘Clark. Died in hospital abroad, April 24th, 1918, Pte. Andrew Clark (Drew), aged 25, the devoted brother of Mrs Sam Walker, 16 Corby-road. One of the best. Too dearly loved to be forgotten.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 29 April 1918. Clark. Died in hospital abroad. April 24th, 1918, seven weeks after operation, Pte Andrew Clark, West Yorks. Regt. the loving and youngest brother of Will, Ted and Frank (RAF).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his father was his legatee.
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