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Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Eye Colour: Hair Colour: Previous Military: Martial Status: Trade: Religion Next of Kin: Date of Discharge: Date of Death: Cemetery: Additional Information:
Ralph Burton Clark 734277 Private 112th Battalion; 25th Battalion October 24, 1895 Yarmouth, NS March 13, 1916 20 Yarmouth NS Yarmouth NS 5 feet, 7 inches dark brown black 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS Single Waiter Methodist Mrs Louise Clark (Mother), Yarmouth, NS July 20, 1919 June 23, 1924 Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth NS Ralph B. Clark was the son of Alexander B Clarke and Louise Earle (Whitehouse). The family lived on Forest St., Yarmouth. Private Clark enlisted with the 112th Battalion at Yarmouth, NS. He arrived in England on the SS Olympic July 31, 1916 and was transferred to the 25th Battalion at Bramshott for service in France on October 11, 1916. On April 16, 1917 he was admitted to St John Ambulance Hospital for one day with a slight wound. He returned to the 25th Battalion and was again wounded by a gun shot wound to the left wrist on May 15, 1917 and admitted to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Epsom. He was discharged from Hospital on May 24, 1917 and taken on strength with the 17th Reserve Battalion at Bramshott. He was assigned to Rhyl on October 10, 1918, 1919. On February 1, 1919 he became ill with influenza and was admitted to the Military Hospital at Kimmel Park. On July 5, 1919 he was returned to Canada and discharged on July 20, 1919. Clark Private Clark died at Yarmouth on June 23, 1924 of pulmonary tuberculous, the result of service during World War I. He was 28 years of age.
Ralph Burton Clark
photo: Wartime Heritage 2018