Daniel Clink

Military Information

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  • Service no: 7385
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion

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  • Date of Birth: 1882
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  • Address: 2 Urquhart St, Dundee
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  • Father:

    Daniel Clink, 2 Urquhart St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John, Robert and 3 other brothers, names unknown

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Daniel Clink   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Brother’s Narrow Escape.

Private Daniel Clink, who resides at 2 Urquhart Street, told the “Courier” last night of how he narrowly escaped capture by the Germans.

“There were nineteen under the command of Corporal Peters, the well-known Arbroath football player,” he said, “and we were holding a small village to the east of La Bassee.  On the night of the 20th October we were surrounded and cut off by a strong force of Germans.  We were lying in an advanced trench, and the enemy missed us and rushed upon the trenches behind us, taking the men prisoners.

According to his pension record, Daniel had his right leg amputated.

“The Germans were to numerous for us to take any effective action, so we decided to make an attempt to rejoin our regiment.  We crawled out of the trench under cover of darkness, and after a tramp of four miles we spent the rest of the night among haystacks.  Next morning we fell in with the Scottish Rifles.”

Private Clink injured his ankle in the trenches so badly that he was invalided home.

Dundee Courier 20th April 1915

Daniel was the brother of Pte John Clink, 3/1899, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 25.06.1917 and Pte Robert Clink, 3/2522, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, who died of wounds, 28.03.1915.

Information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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