WW1 1915 Star and Victory Medal correctly named 3-1733 Pte JR Clark Essex R
John was born in 1896. He served with the 2nd Battalion in France from the 29/11/1914. His address is given as 146 Grantham Road, Manor Park, London.
He married Elsie Winifred Rogers in May 1922 and in 1939 is still living at the same address. His profession is general house decorator like his father William Edwin before.
Victory Medal named 254128 Pte TV Clark 3-Lond R
Thomas Victor was born in West Ham in 1899. Like his father and brother, he too becomes a decorator. He enlisted in May 1917. A report shows us that he was absent from unit in March 1917 and reported to the Police. He also served with the 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment and was with them when he died from his wounds on the 20th September 1918, the Battalion were at the Saulcourt area of operations on that day having arrived on the 16th. They proceeded to Villers Faucon where on the 18th they were subjected to gas attacks, they then fought their way to the outskirts of Ronssoy, Templeux Le Guerard which they re-took on the 18th.
Thomas is buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension.
All medals are on original silk ribbons.