WWI British War and Victory Pair With Memorial Plaque to S/33649 Pte. R.J. Clark, Rifle Brigade K.I.A. 30.11.1917 (Cambrai) SOLD
Condition - Good E.F. (toned British war medal)
Reginald James Clark was born in Salisbury, lived in Winchester where he enlisted in 1915 into the Rifle Brigade. After training, Rifleman Clark joined the 12th Battalion and entered France in mid 1916. The 12th Bn. Rifle Brigade was part of the 60th Brigade in the 20th (Light) Division. Rifleman Clark fought in the battle of Flers-Courcelette on 17th September 1916 when together with the K.R.R.C., the 12/Rifle Brigade drove off a heavy German counter - attack south of the Ginchy-Lesboefs Road. The 12th Bn's next action took place during the Battle of the Ancre Heights on 7th October 1916, when Rainbow Trench and Misty Trench were captured.
During 1917, Rifleman Clark took part in the Battle of the Menin Road between 20th and 25th of September, 1917. Following this, the 12th Bn. was engaged in the Battle of Cambrai, which began on the 20th November, 1917. On this day the 12th Bn. captured La Vacquerie, after a hard fight with the support of tanks. However, the Germans launched a massive counter attack on the 30th November and it was on this day that Rifleman R.J. Clark was killed in action.
S/33649 Rifleman Reginald Clark is Remembered with Honour on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval.
The medals and Memorial plaque are sold together with copies of MIC, CWGC casualty details and CWGC Certificate.