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Pte William Clark 59455 Royal Warwicks


Tony Ferguson
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I would like to find more information on William Clark whose grave is in the Parish Church at Chalfont St Giles. He died on Nov 9th, 1918 in a hospital in Newcastle, two days before the end of the war aged 18. He was in the 5th Reserve Batallion of the Royal Warwicks. Any clues on cause of death would be appreciated and any other information.
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2 Pension ledger cards. One says Influenza and Pneumonia - so Spanish flu I assume. Nok are Father Charles and mother E. Address of Nok Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. Effects record says died at 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle. Soldier Died in Great Chalfont St Giles is place of birth and enlisted Aylesbury. No overseas service - no gratuity.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34715684/william-clark

This may well be the 1911 census for him here. Mother Eliza

Eliza seems to be stepmum. Same family in 1901 has Mary as mother see here

He is 6 months old at 1901 census and so suggests he was only just past his 18th birthday in Nov 1918

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On 28/12/2020 at 11:45, Mark1959 said:

2 Pension ledger cards. One says Influenza and Pneumonia - so Spanish flu I assume. Nok are Father Charles and mother E. Address of Nok Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. Effects record says died at 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle. Soldier Died in Great Chalfont St Giles is place of birth and enlisted Aylesbury. No overseas service - no gratuity.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34715684/william-clark

This may well be the 1911 census for him here. Mother Eliza

Eliza seems to be stepmum. Same family in 1901 has Mary as mother see here

He is 6 months old at 1901 census and so suggests he was only just past his 18th birthday in Nov 1918

 

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Mark

tremendous help and very much appreciated! Tragically his 23 year old sister died on the same day and his brother in law was killed earlier that week (ie the last week of the war)

Many thanks for your assistance

Tony

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