CFHS code : PL270

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMILY ALICE MARY CLARK d May 4 1905 aged 19 also of EDWARD JOSEPH CLARK killed in France May 13 1915 aged 34 also of JAMES WILLIAM CLARK d Aug 17 1916 aged 69 also of ANNIE MARIA CLARK wife of the above d March 6 1933 aged 85 and WALTER JOHN CLARK killed in France March 21 1918 aged 34

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202005, 0.13697405 – click here for location

Clark grave
Clark headstone

Monument
Headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Paul, located close to the central path on the western side, near to the southernmost end of the central path.

Inscription
‘In loving memory of Emily Alice Mary Clark
died May 4 1905 aged 19 years.’
“Angels guard our dear one.”

‘Also of Edward Joseph Clark
killed in France May 13, 1915 aged 34 years.’

‘Also of James William Clark
died Aug 17 1916 aged 69 years.’

‘Also of Annie Maria Clark wife of the above
died March 6 1933 aged 85 years.’
“Thy will be done.”

‘And Walter John Clark
killed in France March 21 1918 aged 34 years.’

Emily Alice Mary Clark (1885-1905)

Emily was born in 1885 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was one of thirteen children born to James William Clark (1846-1916) and Annie Maria Clark (née Smith) (1847-1933).  She died on 4 May 1905 in Cambridge aged 19 years.

Edward Joseph Clark (1881-1915)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Edward was born in 1881 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was one of thirteen children born to James William Clark (1846-1916) and Annie Maria Clark (née Smith) (1847-1933).  In 1901 Edward was still living at home at 42 Panton Street and working as a moulder’s apprentice.  When war broke out Edward enlisted as Private 16172, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment.  He was killed in action in France on 13 May 1915 ‒ presumably at the Second Battle of Ypres, notoriously the first occasion on which the Germans used mustard gas against the Allies.  He was commemorated on Panel 39, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial and in Cambridge on this family grave, at St Paul’s with his brother (Walter) and at the Guildhall.

James William Clark (1846-1916)

James was born in 1846 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was the eldest of nine surviving children and the only son born to James Lucas Clark (abt 1822-1884) and Mary Ann Clark (née Bavey) (abt 1820-1897).  The family grew up in Cambridge at 10 Doric Street.  In 1861 James was still living at home but he was already working as a servant.  James married Annie Maria Smith (1847-1933) on 28 July 1870 at St Paul, Cambridge.  They had thirteen children of whom twelve survived infancy: Fanny Ellen (1871-1952); William Henry (1873-?); Harry James (1874-1935); Annie Marion (1876-1945); Lillie Elizabeth (1878-?); Alfred George (1879-1946); Edward Joseph (1881-1915); Kate Harriet (1882-?); Walter John (1884-1918); Emily Alice May (1886-1905); James Arthur (1889-?); and Fred Atkin (1891-1975).  By 1871 the family was living at 6 ½ Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge.  He was working as a College servant.  By 1891 the family had moved to 1 Bentinck Street, Cambridge.  James was working as a roasting cook.  By 1901 the family had moved to 42 Panton Street.  James was still working as a cook.  In 1911 James and his family were still living in the same place but he was working as a College waiter.  James died on 17 August 1916 in Cambridge.

James’ younger sister, Elizabeth Lydia Harding (née Clark) (1848-1921), and her family were also buried in this cemetery.

Annie Maria Clark (1847-1933)

Annie was born in 1847 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was one of at least seven children born to Joseph Horatio Smith (1811-1900) and Frances Smith (née ?) (abt 1844-1890).  Her father was a Hair Dresser from Hull, Yorkshire but her mother was from Cambridge.  Annie married James William Clark (1846-1916) on 28 July 1870 at St Paul, Cambridge.  They had thirteen children of whom twelve survived infancy.  Annie worked as a College Bedmaker.  Annie died on 6 March 1933 in Cambridge.

Walter John Clark (1884-1918)  – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Walter was born in 1884 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was one of thirteen children born to James William Clark (1846-1916) and Annie Maria Clark (née Smith) (1847-1933).  In 1901 Walter was still living at home at 42 Panton Street and working as a printer’s apprentice.  By 1911 Walter had become a compositor but was still living at home.  When war broke out he enlisted as Private (G/16011), 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.  He enlisted in Eastbourne, Sussex.  Walter was killed in France on 26 March 1918.  He was commemorated on Panels 46 and 47, Pozieres Memorial and in Cambridge on this family grave, at St Paul’s and at the Guildhall.

Source:
War Graves Photographic Project

www.roll-of-honour.com

Census: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

England, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

British Army WW1 Service Records, 1914-1920

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 4 June 1915

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Annie Maria Clark; Edward Joseph Clark; Emily Alice Mary Clark; James William Clark; Walter John Clark