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49759   Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/11/1897
Died: 13/02/1919 (Died of Illness)
Age: 21
Summary      
Andrew Joshua Clark was the eldest son of William and Jane Clark. He was born on 21st November 1897. He was the oldest of four children, all born in the Dungannon area. Andrew’s mother died on 9th May 1905 in the Dungannon area, aged 34. Andrew was seven years old. His father remarried. The family lived in Bockets, Ballygawley. His father was a farmer. Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark was serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on 13th February 1919.
Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark
Further Information
Andrew Joshua Clark was the eldest son of William and Jane Clark. William Clark and Jane Johnston were married on 18th November 1892 in the district of Dungannon.
Andrew Clark was born on 21st November 1897. He was the oldest of four children, all born in the Dungannon area.
Family: William Clark, Jane Clark, Andrew J Clark (born 21st November 1897), William A Clark (born 15th July 1899), Alfred Clark (born 10th April 1901), Herbert Clark (born 26th November 1902).
The 1901 census shows Andrew as 3 years old. His father William was a farmer who was born in Scotland. The family lived with Jane’s mother and sister. They lived in Bockets, Aghnahoe, Tyrone.
Andrew’s mother, Jane Clark, died on 9th May 1905 in the Dungannon area, aged 34. Andrew was seven years old.
A year later, William Clark married Eliza Moore on 11th September 1906 in the Dungannon area. They went on to have four children together.
Step-Family: William Clark, Eliza Clark, Maggie Clark (born 22nd September 1907), John Clark (born 4th February 1909), Samuel Clark (born 10th April 1910), James Clark (born 12th August 1911).
The 1911 census records Andrew as 12 years old. He was at school. His father was a farmer living with his new wife and family. The large family still lived in Bockets, Aghnahoe, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
Andrew Clark enlisted on 20th January 1919. Almost immediately, he contracted pneumonia.
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Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark
Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark was serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of pneumonia on 13 February 1919. He was aged 21.
Last Will and Testament of Private Andrew Clark dated 1st April 1918:
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to Mr William Clark, father, Bockets, Ballyneagh, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Private Andrew Clark, 22181, 3rd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark was buried outside Dungannon in Upper Clonaneese Presbyterian Churchyard
The CWGC records he was stationed at ‘depot’. He is recorfded as the son of William and Jane Clark of Bockets, Ballygawley.
Lance Corporal Andrew Joshua Clark is listed on page 68 of the Ballygawley War Dead book.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Bockets, Aghnahoe Ballygawley Census listing in Bockets, Aghnahoe 54.496066 -6.965017
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
18/11/1892 M Johnston Jane Parent M/1892/T1/1440/2/123
18/11/1892 M Clarke William Parent M/1892/T1/1440/2/123
21/11/1897 B Clarke Andrew Casualty U/1897/109/1012/13/320
15/07/1899 B Clarke William Sibling U/1899/109/1012/13/479 Johnstone
10/04/1901 B Clarke Alfred Sibling U/1901/109/1012/14/148 Clark
26/11/1902 B Clarke Herbert Sibling U/1902/109/1012/14/297
09/05/1905 D Clarke Jane Parent D/1905/109/1012/12/273 died age 34
11/09/1906 M Moore Eliza Stepmother M/1906/T1/1433/2/98
11/09/1906 M Clarke William Parent M/1906/T1/1433/2/98 Clark
22/09/1907 B Clarke Maggie Half sibling U/1907/109/1012/15/245 Clark
04/02/1909 B Clarke John Half sibling U/1909/109/1012/15/380
10/04/1910 B Clarke Samuel Half sibling U/1910/109/1012/16/3
12/08/1911 B Clarke James Half sibling U/1911/109/1012/16/132 Clark
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Clark Family Lists Andrew J as age 3, living with the family at house 15 in Bockets, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'Clarke' Family Lists Andrew as age 12, living with the family at house 20 in Bockets, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
3 FindAGrave.com Photo of L/Corp Andrew J Clark's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of L/Corp Andrew J Clark
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corp Andrew J Clark's grave can be purchased here
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