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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 09 March 16 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Just checked the Scottish National War Memorial register and the one you quote above - 12360 - was born in Auchinleck, Ayrshire.

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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 10 March 16 12:19 GMT (UK) »
William Clark born 8th June 1881 in parish of Daviot and Dunlichty ,. Father Donald Clark, Mother Sarah McIntosh.

Found another one;

Right place right date but wrong guy;
CLARKE, William
Rank: Private
Regimental Number: S/17360
Unit: 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
Died: 7.3.18
Age: 37
Parent: Mrs Margaret Clark of Tutim, Rosehall
Enlisted: Tutim
Notes: Formerly 1008 5th Seaforth Highlanders
Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Memorials: Listed on the Rosehall War Memorial as a 5th Seaforth Highlander
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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 10 March 16 12:26 GMT (UK) »
How about Private 7799 William Clark, aged 31. 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry. Died 21st November 1914. Commemorated on panel 20 Menin Gate . Son of the late William and Sarah Clark?

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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 10 March 16 12:55 GMT (UK) »
William Clark born 8th June 1881 in parish of Daviot and Dunlichty ,. Father Donald Clark, Mother Sarah McIntosh.

Found another one;

Right place right date but wrong guy;
CLARKE, William
Rank: Private
Regimental Number: S/17360
Unit: 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
Died: 7.3.18
Age: 37
Parent: Mrs Margaret Clark of Tutim, Rosehall
Enlisted: Tutim
Notes: Formerly 1008 5th Seaforth Highlanders
Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Memorials: Listed on the Rosehall War Memorial as a 5th Seaforth Highlander


Baird, Yes, parents Donald Clark & Saran McIntosh, did you find one with those details? :-)
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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 10 March 16 12:57 GMT (UK) »
Just checked the Scottish National War Memorial register and the one you quote above - 12360 - was born in Auchinleck, Ayrshire.

Good Luck with your further research.

Dorrie

ah thanks, not him then.  Cheers for the reply
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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #14 on: Monday 21 March 16 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Did he perhaps have a brother also called Donald?

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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #15 on: Monday 21 March 16 14:34 GMT (UK) »
Did he perhaps have a brother also called Donald?

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Hi Max (again) :-)

Yes, a few siblings, one was indeed a Donald. Dont have much info on that particular brother tho.
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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)
« Reply #16 on: Monday 21 March 16 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi L

False alarm, sorry, too many Donalds begetting Donalds!

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Re: Searching for Details of William Clark (born Inverness)- **COMPLETED**
« Reply #17 on: Monday 23 April 18 19:27 BST (UK) »
Updating this thread, as I have finally found the info I've been searching for after two years;  Hoping it may save someone else a lot of time in the future.  The "Sgt W. Clark" who is recorded on the Resolis Memorial for WW1 is;

William Clark (Corporal)
Service No: 153574
Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
43rd Bn.

Previously reported missing, but confirmed KIA 08/10/1916
Age: 35
Cemetery:  Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

He was born June 1881 in Daviot & Dunlichity, Inverness-shire.  Parents Donald Clark & Sarah (nee McIntosh), who at the time of the War were living at Gordons Mills, Resolis - hence William being on the Resolis Monument.

He went to Canada in 1910, and must have enlisted from there.

Link to details on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial Site, altho worth noting the d.o.b. they have for him on there is incorrect as June 7 1885 - shall try and send them the correct details in the hope they can correct it at some point.
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1566375

Thanks for previous help guys.

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