Private Percival Edward Clark

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Jan 1891

Date of Death

25 May 1917

Media files and documents

Service Number

31792, 82837

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

63 Butlin Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Northumberland War Hospital
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 11682
Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Percival Edward Clark was born in Luton in January 1891, the youngest of 3 sons born to Charles & Eliza.

In 1911 he is 20 years old & working as a clerk in a warehouse & living at 63a Inkerman Street. His father Charles Alfred is 55 & a foreman at a timber sawmill, his mother Eliza is 57 & one of his older brothers, Sidney William is a joiner.

Percival married Ellen Sole on the 24th April 1915 at the Baptist Meeting House, Park Street & on the 24th June 1916 their daughter Vera was born.

On 4th October 1916 Percival enlisted with the 3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment whilst living at 63 Butlin Road. On 27th December 1916 he was transferred the Machine Gun Corps. When he was posted abroad his wife & daughter went to live at 53 Malvern Road with his parents.

Percival was serving as a machine gunner when on the 4th May 1917 he was wounded. He was taken to the general hospital in Etaple with a GSW to his right thigh. He was patched up & sent back to England. He arrived at the Northumberland War Hospital, Gosforth in Newcastle-on-Tyne on 19th May  but sadly died of his wounds 5 days later at 4pm on 25th.

He is buried in the Rothesay Road cemetery.

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Author: KarenC

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