Private Ewart William Clark

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

6 May 1898

Date of Death

13 Aug 1915


Luton Co-operative Society

Service Number


Place of Birth

Slip End
United Kingdom

World War I Address

7 Park Road West
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Lost at sea

Grave Location

At sea

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 2nd September 1915
Pte Ewart William Clark


Pte Ewart William Clark, 82, Royal Army Medical Corps, 54th East Anglian Casualty Clearing Hospital, was lost when the troopship Royal Edward was torpedoed off the island of Kandeloussa in the Aegean Sea by German submarine UB-14 on August 13th, 1915.

The son of Daniel and Emma Jane Clark, of 7 Park Road West [now Strathmore Avenue], Luton, he joined the RAMC the previous April. He was aged 17 and lived in Summer Street, Slip End, as a child.

Pte Clark was employed before the war by the Luton Co-operative Society, from whom Secretary Mr Edmund Rimmer sent the following message to his parents. "The employees of the Luton Co-operative Society learn with deep regret that you have been informed that your son Ewart had not been listed among the saved from the Royal Edward. We wish you to accept our expression of deepest sympathy, for all of us entertained a great regard for your son, who was one of the best of work-fellows, and who was inspired with a love of duty which we all admired."

Edmund Rimmer's own son, Frank, was killed in action with the 1/5th Bedfords, at Gallipoli on August 16th, 1915.


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Pte Ewart William Clark

Author: Deejaya

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