William McLean Clark

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 263605
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 16 Lawrence St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Warehouseman, Hill & Rennie, Flax Merchants, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mrs Clark, 73 Blackscroft, Dundee

  • Father:

    Hugh Clark

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Clark, 2 Campbell St, Lochee

  • Children:

    Jessie, born 16.09.1908

More about William McLean Clark

William Clark   263605   Royal Engineers


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.           

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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