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Private Albert Clark

5795 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

Albert ClarkSon of Mr James and Mrs Emily Clark
Husband of Mrs Clark of Irchester

Aged 34 years

Died 9th April 1917

Commemorated on the Arras Memorial
Bay 4
Also on the Irchester War Memorial

Born at Clifton, Bedfordshire, enlisted at Northampton.
Rushden Echo, 11th May 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Irchester’s List of Victims - A Native of Rushden Killed

Pte. Albert Clarke (aged 34), of the Suffolk Regt., a native of Rushden, but living prior to the war in Station-road, Irchester, was killed in action on April 9th. A reservist, he was called up at the beginning of the war, and would have completed 17 years’ service in June. The father is blind, and his mother died on April 21st. This is a loss of three in the family in eight months. Pte. Clarke leaves a widow.

The Wellingborough News Friday 12 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

In Memoriam

In ever-loving memory of my dear husband Pte Albert Clark, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action, April 9th 1917. Not dead to those who loved him, Not lost, but gone before. He lives with us in memory, And will for ever more. "R.I.P"
From his loving wife, No 10, Station-road, Irchester.

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