Walter CLARK

From Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

Private W Clark { 10796 } Essex Regiment who died on 22 February 1919.  Age 22.

Son of Charles Clark, of Duton Hill, Tilty.

Remembered in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

From Census Returns 1901 and 1911:

Walter was 14 years old in 1911, and employed as an errand boy.  His father, Charles, (a carpenter) is listed as a widower in the 1901 census; Walter was the youngest of six children.  From the 1911 census it can be seen that Charles married for a second time; his wife, Sarah, is thirteen years older than Charles, and they had been married for 9 years.

The address given is Duton Hill, Tilty; from the 1901 census, it appears that the house was one of four in a row between the Horseshoes Inn and the Farm.


Private W Clark entered France on 25th October 1915, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He was transferred from the Essex Regiment to the Labour Corps (No. 255535), almost certainly downgraded due to ill health/wounds and subsequently died in the UK (possibly from influenza or pneumonia in his weakened state) after the end of the war.

Click here for the CWG Certificate for Walter Clark

1914-15 Star

British War Medal (BWM) 1914-20

Victory Medal (VM)