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Horbling, Linconshire
Alfred Clark was born in 1891 in Horbling, Lincolnshire and was the son of John Thomas a farm labourer and Fanny Clark née Casswell 7 Wentworth Terrace. His father John Thomas was born in 1852 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire and his mother Fanny Casswell was born in 1852 in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1873 in the Boston registration district, they went on to have 9 children, sadly three of whom died in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911, their children recorded in the 1891/1901/1911 censes were John W b1885, George b1881, Elizabeth A b1885, Thomas b1888, Alfred Christopher b1891 all of whom were born in Horbling Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census the family are living at Horbling Folkingham, Lincolnshire and are shown as John Thomas 58 yrs a farm labourer , he is living with his wife Fanny 59 yrs and their son Alfred Christopher 19 yrs a clogg maker for miners boots. In 1913 he was married in Nottingham to Gertrude Key (born 19th March 1890 ) they lived at 7 Wentworth Terrace, Forest Road West, Nottingham they went on to have 2 children Gertrude Elizabeth born 3rd June 1913 and Alfred William born 14th February 1915. Following his death his widow Gertrude was awarded a pension of 22 shillings and 11 pence a week which commenced on 7th January 1918.
1911 a clogg maker
09 Jun 1917
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Lance Corporal
8th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Lance Corporal Alfred Clark enlisted in Pontefract, he served with the 8th battalion York and Lancaster Regiment . He landed in France on 27th August 1915 and was killed in action at Messines on 9th June 1917, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panels 36 and 55
War obituary, All Saints Church News, September 1917: 'Alfred Clark, 7 Wentworth Terrace, Private York & Lancaster Regiment, served in France about 2 years, killed at Messines June 9th 1917, aged 25. Leaves a widow and two children.'
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