Clark, W A
WILLIAM ALFRED CLARK
Remembered with honour Lessines Communal Cemetery: West of the mortuary or on the south boundary west of gate.
He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing, neither does he have an entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919.
There is a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 4 January 1919.
Son of William George and Emily (nee SMITH) CLARK of Fittleworth, Sussex; husband of Dorothy Ada (nee BISH) CLARK of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents possibly married 18 January 1879 at St James’, Piccadilly, Westminster. Emily died 3 May 1922 in Bushey, Herts, aged 62, and was buried 6 May st St James’, Bushey; William died 28 April 1933 in Bushey aged 77, and was buried 2 May, also at St James’.
William was born 1895 in Coates, Sussex, and married 20 April 1918 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. Dorothy never remarried and died 1984 in the Watford district aged c87.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Coates, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a merchant’s clerk aged 16, he lived in Bushey, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death05/12/1918
Age at death24
Place of death
- 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)