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Reginald Eli James Clark

Surname: Clark
Other names: Reginald Eli James
Other people in this story:
James Clark
Sarah Anne Clark née Burt
Maurice Frederick Clark
Locations in this story:
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey
Tower Hill, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Suvla Bay, Turkey
Blandford, Dorset

Reginald Eli James Clark was born in 1889 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 7th April 1889. He was the son of James Clark, a mason, and Sarah Anne Clark (née Burt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a bricklayer and living at Tower Hill, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted at Blandford on 17th August 1914 as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 9859). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He went missing at Suvla Bay on 21st August 1915 but he was not officially declared dead until 10th October 1915. His name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 136 to 139). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Reginald's brother Maurice Frederick (b.1893) also served with the Dorsetshire Regiment during the war, but survived.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Maurice Frederick Clark