Clark/Clarke, H A
HERBERT ARTHUR CLARK
Remembered with honour St Cloud Communcal Cemetery: Plot H, Row 13, Grave 179.
He enlisted 4 June 1915 in Watford for Short Service: a labourer aged 19, 5’5″ tall, unmarried, of Croxley Green, Herts. He served at Home 4 to 24 June 1915 and embarked aboard SS Queen Alexandra from Southampton 25 June 1915. Served in France 25 June 1915 to 29 April 1917, on leave 30 April to 9 May 1917, back to France from 10 May 1917 until his death at the 8th Canadian General Hospital, St Cloud, of broncho-pneumonia and influenza. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 29 June 1915, and does not appear to have an entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Herbert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 December 1918.
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.
Herbert was born 13 April 1896 in Elstree, Herts, and baptised 29 April 1896 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 8 January 1907 10 1 March 1909.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his father and four siblings.
UnitNo. 1 Heavy Repair Shop
Date of death13/12/1918
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesHis brother Frederick died 27 September 1915 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)