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. His brother, Edward Joseph, also died in this war.

Clark grave
Clark grave



Parish : St Paul

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By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook


Walter John Clark