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Samuel Edward Clark, known as Ted, was born in 1897 the son of Charlie and Emma Elizabeth Clark, (née Smith) of the Town Arms, Malin Hill, Nottingham. Charlie was born in 1875 at Oakthorpe, Derbyshire, Emma Elizabeth Smith in 1878 at Nottingham. They were married in 1896 at Nottingham and had three children in the city - Rose ( b.1892), Samuel Edward (1896) and Charles (1916). In 1911, Charlie and Emma and their two older children were living at the Horne's Castle Inn, Hollowstone, Nottingham. They employed two 20 year old servants - Albert Ward and Amy Swift. Charlie and Emma, assisted by their youngest son Charles, later ran the Town Arms, Plumptre Square, Nottingham. Samuel’s effects of £123 16/11d were left to his mother (Probate, Nottingham 24/7/1918). In 1937, Charles Clark jnr married Mary Elnor at Nottingham and their son Barrie was born two years later. Charles Clark enlisted in 1940 and, on November 28th 1941, was killed in the Middle East, aged 25, serving as a lance corporal with 44th Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. He is buried in the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt, Grave Reference: 20 D 6.
Samuel Edward Clark belonged to Dakeyne Street Lads' Club (2nd Nottingham Boys Brigade). His death was recorded in Boys Brigade Gazette Vol XXVI Edition 10 (June 1918).
27 Mar 1918
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Lance Sergeant
3rd Bn Grenadier Guards
Samuel Edward (Ted) Clark is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Grave Reference: III K 11 Sitting Bull's grandson, Joseph Standing Buffalo, is buried in the same cemetery (IV B 34). He served with the Canadian Army and was killed 29/9/1918 aged 20.
In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 27th March 1919 :- “CLARK. – In ever-loving memory of our dear son, Sergt. S. E. (Teddy), late Grenadier Guards, aged 21, who fell in action at Arras March 27th, 1918. Farewell, dear Ted, thy task is done. – Ever-loving father, mother, sister, and brother. “CLARK. – In ever loving memory of my dear brother, Sergt. S. E. Clark (Teddy), late Grenadier Guards, aged 21, who fell in action at Arras March 27th, 1918. 'Tis sweet to know we'll meet again where partings are no more, and the one we loved so well has only gone before. – Loving sister Rosie. “CLARK. – In loving memory of my dear grandson, Sergt. S. E. Clark (Ted), killed 1918. Shattered hopes. – From grandmother and Aunties Annie and Elsie. “CLARK. – In affectionate and sorrowing remembrance of Sergt. S. E. Clark, Grenadier Guards, killed in action March 27th, 1918. – Auntie Emma and uncle Ted. “CLARK. – In proud remembrance of Sergt. S. E. Clark (Ted), Grenadier Guards, killed in action March 27th, 1918. – Never forgotten by R. H. and K. Hill.” Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Family headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery: (CLARK) also their dear sons, Samuel Edward, killed in action 27 March 1918, aged 21, and Charlie, killed in action 28 November 1941, aged 25 years. ‘To have, to love, to lose, and when God wills to find.’
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