Reginald Cann Clark

Rank Rifleman
Service No 392395
Date of Death 29/06/1918
Age 31
Regiment/Service London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th Battalion
Cemetery Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery. This cemetery contains 127 burials from the 1st World War about half of them made from local hospitals, including the Chester War Hospital, which was housed in the Infirmary building.


Reginald was born in 1887 to George Clark (b.1845) and Helen Eliza Cann Clark (b.1854). He had six siblings: George (b.1881), Eveline (b. 1882), Hilda (b.1882), Violet (b.1888), Harold (b.1890) and Stella (b.1893).

At the time of the 1901 Census, the family living were living at 91 Caversham Road, Kentish Town, London.

One sister, Stella, aged 24, was married at St Mary-at-Finchley on 21st July 1917. George, her father, is listed as deceased. The family’s address is 3 Dukes Avenue, Finchley. The 1918 electoral register records a Helen Clark living at 3 Dukes Avenue. Another sister, Violet, aged 30, was married at St Mary-at-Finchley on 20th September 1919. Her address is listed as Seymour Road, Finchley.

Reginald served in a theatre of war from 12th July 1916 to 27th April 1918. He died of wounds at Chester War Hospital. Probate records reveal that his last known address was 3 Dukes Avenue, Finchley, and his estate was valued at £135 8s 4d, which he left to his mother.