Clark/Clarke, F J
FREDERICK JAMES CLARK
Remembered with honour Abbeville Communal Cemetery: Plot II, Row C, Grave 11.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 8 June 1915, and died at 5 Stationery Hospital, Abbeville, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are In Memoriams for Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 31 August 1918 and 30 August 1919.
Son of Sarah (nee LAWRENCE) CLARKE of Watford, and the late Frederick CLARKE; husband of Daisy E (nee THOMAS) CLARKE.
His parents married 1885 in the Uxbridge, Middx, district. Frederick died 1907 in Watford aged 43, and was buried 12 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Sarah died 1937 in Watford aged 77, and was buried 6 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frederick was born 17 March 1892 in Watford, and attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 28 November 1900 to 26 January 1906. He married 1913 in the Watford district; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Daisy remarried 1918 in the Watford district to Alfred HUMPHREY, and died 1951 in the Harrow, Middx, district aged 57.
On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a hairdresser aged 19, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and four siblings.
- 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)