Clark, F N
FREDERICK NATHANIEL CLARK
Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 25 to 27.
He was attested 12 August 1914 in London for the Duration of the War, and joined the Royal Fusiliers: a groom aged 23, 5’4″ tall; his next-of-kin his father of Croxley Green, Herts. He was promoted to Corporal 1 September 1914 and Sergeant 9 September 1914. Went with the B.E.F. 1 June 1915; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 2 June 1915, and was killed in action.
There is a Death announcement for Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 October 1915; and an In Memoriam in the issue dated 30 September 1916.
Son of Nathaniel and Jane Elizabeth (nee PAYNE) CLARK.
His parents married 10 December 1883 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. Jane died 1944 in Watford aged 84, and was buried 3 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Nathaniel died 1949 in Wealdstone, Middx, aged 90, and was buried 1 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frederick was born 14 or 22 August 1889 in Great Bowden, Leics [not Bodmin, Cornwall], and baptised 5 February 1890 at Little Bowden, Leics. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 14 September to 18 November 1896; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 18 November 1896 to 23 March 1899, from 13 November 1899 to 14 November 1900, and finally from 27 to 30 November 1900. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer in an iron foundry aged 20 he still lived in Watford, with his father and four siblings.
Date of death27/09/1915
Age at death25
Place of death
NotesHis brother Herbert died 13 December 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)