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20760   Private William Clark
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
William Clark was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone but lived in Scotland. He enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in Irvine, Ayrshire. He was killed in action on 27th December 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on Panel 3C on Thiepval Memorial, France.
Further Information
William Clark was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
William lived in Scotland.
William Clark enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in Irvine, Ayrshire.
Medal card
Private William Clark was serving with the 6/7th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when killed in action on Wednesday 27th December 1916.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 5th January 1918:
CLARKE – In affectionate remembrance of William John Clarke No 20760, C Company, Machine Gun Section, 6/7 Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 15th Division, British Expeditionary Force, killed in action in France on 27th December 1916.
‘He proudly answered his country’s call
And gave his life to save us all.
His heart was kind, his spirit brave,
His resting place a soldier’s grave.’
Deeply regretted by his grandmother, aunts and nephews, Oldtown Street, Cookstown.
Private William Clark has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 3C on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown Area Cookstown Central Born in Cookstown Area 54.647250 -6.744881
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2021