CFHS code : AL592
Parish : St Andrew the Less
Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH ANN CLARK d Nov 11 1901 aged 30 also ELSIE CLARK (daughter) d Sept 10 1906 aged 11 years & 7 months also REGINALD CLARK (son) killed in France June 7th 1918 aged 22 buried at Varennes plot 111 row F grave 12 also WALTER JOHN CLARK d Aug 16 1948 aged 82
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203935, 0.13768131 – click here for location
This headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, is located close to the northerly continuation of the central path, to the left of the path, one grave back.
‘In loving memory of Sarah Ann Clark
died Nov. 11th 1901 aged 30 years’
“Remember how short my time is.”
‘Also Elsie Clark (daughter)
died Sept 10th 1906, aged 11 years & 7 months.’
“Of such is the kingdom of God.”
‘Also Reginald Clark (son)
killed in France June 7th 1918, aged 22
buried at Varennes, plot 111, row F, grave 12’
“Greater love hath no man.”
‘Also Walter John Clark
died March 1st 1927 aged 61.’
‘Also Martha Annie Clark
died August 16th 1948, aged 82 years.’
Reginald Clark (1896–1918) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
Reginald was born in 1896 in Cambridge. He was the younger of two children born to Walter John Clark and Sarah Ann Clark (née White). Reginald was a builder’s clerk. He joined up voluntarily in June 1915 as Lance Corporal (84459) in the 203rd Field Company, Royal Engineers.
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Walter John Clark (c1866–1927)
Walter was born in about 1866 in Sharrington, Norfolk. He was one of at least two children born to John Wright and Mary Ann Clark. His father and mother were the owners of threshing machines. Walter became a carpenter. Walter married Sarah Ann White on 14 February 1894 at St Barnabas Church, Cambridge. The couple had two children: Elsie (1895–1906) and Reginald (1896–1918). At the time of the 1901 census the family was living at 154 Moffat Road, Croydon, Surrey.
Sarah died on 11 November 1901 in Croydon. Walter and his children returned to Cambridge where they lived at 9 Ross Street (Romsey). Walter then lost his daughter, Elsie, five years after the death of his wife in 1901. She was aged 11 years and 7 months. Walter remarried to a widow, Martha Annie Strong (née Cozens) in 1916 in Cambridge. Two years later, Walter’s son, Reginald, died during the First World War. Walter died on 1 March 1927 at Kerridges Works, Sturton Street (Petersfield), Cambridge.
Sarah Ann Clark (née White) (c1871–1901)
Sarah was born in about 1871 in Welney, Cambridgeshire. She was one of at least five children born to William Allen White and Elizabeth White (née Yaxley). Her father was a drainage engineer driver based in Manea, Cambridgeshire although he was originally from Derbyshire. Sarah married Walter John Clark on 14 February 1894 at St Barnabas Church, Cambridge. The couple had two children: Elsie (1895–1906) and Reginald (1896–1918). At the time of the 1901 census the family was living at 154 Moffat Road, Croydon, Surrey. Sarah died on 11 November 1901 in Croydon.
Martha Annie Clark (formerly Strong née Cozens) (1866–1948)
Martha was born in 1866 in Thornage, Suffolk. She was one of at least eleven children born to James Sidney Cozens and Emily Cozens (née Clarke). Her father was a bootmaker. Martha became a domestic servant for Samuel Goldsmith, a miller, at the Mill House in Corpustry, Norfolk. The Mill is still standing today and now has a garden, which is open to visitors.
Martha married Richard Strong on 25 October 1893 at St Andrew’s Church, West Kensington, London. Richard was a railway signalman. They lived at 49 Claxton Grove and then 5 Kenyon Street, Palace Road, Fulham, London. Richard died in 1912 in Fulham. Four years later Martha remarried to Walter John Clark in 1916 in Cambridge. Martha’s second husband, Walter, died at Kerridges Works in Sturton Street, Cambridge on 1 March 1927. Martha died on 16 August 1948 in Cambridge.
Elsie Clark (1895–1906)
Elsie was born in 1895 in Cambridge. She was the elder of two children born to Walter John Clark and Sarah Ann Clark (née White). Elsie died aged 11 years and 7 months in 1906 in Cambridge.
War Graves Photographic Project
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754–1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
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