World War 1

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Robert Hinson Clark

Robert Hinson



Service Number:


Northamptonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion



Cement House Cemetery

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.

Born in 1898, the son of Robert Clark (b. 1853; at Newcastle, Northumberland; a Farmer), by his wife, Barbara (née Grey; b.1856 at Ilderton Northumberland), of Yetlington Lane, Whittingham, Northumberland. Clark may have been born at Yetlington as his elder brother was born there in 1895.

Known as Hinson within the family, Clark was brought up at Doddington, Chatton & Doxford (where his father was Farm Steward for Major Browne).

About 1888 Clark's grandfather, William, & his two sons, Robert & Andrew, took on the tenancy of Low Broom Park, Edlingham, Northumberland. While living there Robert married Barbara Grey at Alnwick Register Office, on 10 June 1893.

About 1895 William, Robert & Andrew moved to Yetlington Lane, near Whittingham where they were still in partnership as Tenant Farmers.

Clark had an older brother, William Scott Clark, born 1 February 1895.

In 1901 & 1911 Clark was living with his parents & brother in a farm cottage at Yetlington Lane. His grandfather William lived in the farm house there with other relatives. In 1911 Clark was still at school, aged 13, & his brother William was working as a Shepherd. His grandfather died on 4 November 1915, aged 84.

Clark's death was reported in local newspapers. In the 'Alnwick & County Gazette': 'Roll of Honour - Mr & Mrs B Clark(e), Yetlington have received official information that their youngest son, Private Hinson Clark(e), has been killed in action.'

The 'Journal', Monday, 8 April 1918: 'Roll of Honour - CLARK – Killed in action on 24 March 1918 aged 20 years, Private Robert Hinson Clark dearly beloved youngest son of Robert & Barbara Clark, Yetlington Lane, Whittingham.'

The above notice also appeared in the 'Journal' on the following day, Tuesday, 9 April 1918.

Local Memorial:
Whittingham, Roll of Honour in St. BartholomewÂ’s Church Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone Whittingham, Memorial Hall Plaque