Project Description

HARRY CLARK(E) 1881–1963

Labour Corps

Born 14th May 1881 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 8th July 1881 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Dinah Rowley in 1907

Children: Doris Mary born 1.12.1907, Phyllis Lilian born 15.12.1909, Richard born 21.1.1912, Ivy Augustine born 15.7.1914 and Joan born 1921.

Died 1963

Radcliffe on Trent school register

Admitted to Radcliffe school, May 12th 1884. Father William Robert Clarke, address The Green.

1891 Census

Age 9 living with father Robert, a bricklayer, mother Mary, sisters Elizabeth age 18, Ann Mary 12, Maria age 4 and brothers George age 14, Morris age 8, Robert age 6 and Arthur age 5 months on The Green, Radcliffe on Trent.

1901 Census

Age 19 living with father Robert, a bricklayer, mother Mary, sisters Ann Mary age 22, Maria age 14 and brothers Morris age 18, Robert age 16 and Arthur age 10 on Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.

1911 Census

Age 29 living with wife Dinah and children Doris May age 3 and Phyllis Lilian age 1. His sister in law Harriet Rowley is also living with them on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a bricklayer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 194843

Military Unit: Labour Corps

Theatre of War: he served in the U.K. and did not enter a theatre of war

Attested: 10 Dec 1915

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent; height 5ft 6ins, weight 135lbs, chest 35ins

Employed as bricklayer for duration of war, working away from Radcliffe

Home service from 7.8.1916 to 11.2.1919

11.12.1915:  To army reserve

7.8.1916: Mobilised

10.8.1916:  Posted to Infantry Works Company, West Yorks. Regiment

15.8.1916: Transferred to 25th Works Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

28.4.1917: Transferred to 7th Labour Battalion

30.6.1917: Transferred to Labour Centre Northern Command

8.9.1917: Posted to 305 Home Service Works Company, Oswestry

2.3.1918: Posted to 358 (Home Service) Works Company

2.7.1918:  Awarded a certificate of  Trade Proficiency as a bricklayer, having been tested in the Royal Engineers workshops at Kilnsea, near Spurn Head

7.9.1918: Posted to 348 (Home Service) Works Company.

Medals Awarded: Not eligible for campaign medals because he served in the U.K.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with wife Dinah

From the 1939 Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: bricklayer

Household: living with wife Dinah born 3.3.1885, son Richard, bricklayer born 1912, daughters Phyllis (married name Vickerstaff), a box maker, Ivy (married name Boddy) a cutter hosiery manufacture, Joan (married name Eason), a clerk.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.