Other names: Reginald Eli James
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyGallipoli, TurkeyHelles Memorial, TurkeyTower Hill, Iwerne Minster, DorsetSuvla Bay, TurkeyBlandford, Dorset
Story: 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 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.