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John Clark

1672 L/Cpl

‘A’ Company 1/7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 23.5.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 & 44

Family history: Son of John Clark & the late Annie Clark, 8 Millflats, Carron Road.

Before being mobilized in August 1914, he was employed as a moulder by the Carron Iron Works. He was a member of the Territorial force for two years, enlisting in 1912 age 17, and landed with the Battalion in France on 15 December 1914. John was promoted to Lance Corporal on 10 May 1915.

The action leading to his death

On the 22 May the Battalion occupied the support trenches at Wieltje and were subjected to heavy shelling from the Germans. The battalion HQ was destroyed during this shelling. On the night of the 22nd they moved to the front line trenches. The War Diary recorded that two men were killed and two wounded on the 23 May with John being one of those killed.

(Linesman Map)

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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