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10 Jun 1915
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Albert Henry Clark, 10245, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Hill 60 on June 10th, 1915. He was aged 22, according to a report at the time.
Pte Clark, the son of Mr James and Emma Clark, of 34 Dumfries Street, Luton, joined the Bedfordshire Regiment four years previously. He had been at the Front since the outbreak of hostilities, and in October 1914 was wounded in the back while on a dangerous errand. His death on June 10th was instantaneous - he was struck on the head by a piece of shell.
Expressing the sympathy of his company, Quartermaster Sgt T. W. Byford wrote to his family: "He was a cheerful lad and a keen soldier, and he never shrank from doing his duty."
Pte Clark was a scholar at Waller Street School, for whom he also played football. Before enlisting he worked at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road.
His only brother, Horace Arthur. 12427. was a private in the 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment in which he enlisted in August 1914. He was eventually killed on February 28th, 1918, at the age of 28 (Lijessenthoe Military Cemetery).
Both brothers are included on the Luton Roll of Honour with their address also given as 34 Dumfries Street, Luton. The CWGC site gives their address as 46 St Saviour's Crescent, Luton, and Pte Albert Clark's age as 21.