This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William McLean Clark
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 263605
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: 97th Field Company
- Place of Death: Germany
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 25.05.1918
- Burial Country: Germany
- Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XIV.A.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 16 Lawrence St, Dundee
- Occupation: Warehouseman, Hill & Rennie, Flax Merchants, Dundee
Mrs Clark, 73 Blackscroft, Dundee
Margaret Clark, 2 Campbell St, Lochee
Jessie, born 16.09.1908
More about William McLean Clark
William Clark 263605 Royal Engineers
ANOTHER DUNDEE MAN REPORTED MISSING.
A cloud has fallen upon another Dundee household. Mrs Wm. Clark, residing in Broughty Ferry Road, has received information from the military authorities that her husband is reported as missing. Clark, who is only 22 years old, and was employed as a warehouseman with Messrs Hill & Renny, flax merchants, Dundee, was married only last February, which makes the circumstances of the case even more pathetic. Being a National Reservist, Clark was called up after the outbreak of war, and held the rank of driver in the Royal Engineers.
The engagement after which he was found to be missing is not known, but it is thought he was one of the twelve Engineers who were shot by the Germans while engaged firing a bridge some time ago.
His mother, Mrs Hugh Clark, residing at 73 Blackscroft, has other two sons who have joined the colours, one of whom is at present in camp at Quebec, Canada. Mrs Clark, sen., is naturally very anxious about her sons after hearing such news about one of them, while the suspense is also very trying to the wife of the missing soldier.
Dundee Courier 26th September 1914
William Clark died 25th May 1918 in Germany as a prisoner of war.
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