Clark, Benjamin: Service no. 53549

Digitized Service Record

Source: Possibly related to a Postal Note fraud per 2nd Cdn. Div. A.P.M. war diary July 22, 1915. There appears not to be a connection with this soldier but during the writing of the blog article this soldier’s regiment number was found.


“The Montreal Gazette – Jan 1, 1943

Benjamin Clark of Verdun died suddenly Dec 30, 1942, at Montreal General Hospital, in his 63rd year. Born in England, he came to Canada in the early part of this century and went overseas again, in 1914, with the Canadian Artillery. Returning in 1919, Mr. Clark settled in Montreal, and for the past 15 years had been on the maintenance staff of Henry Morgan and Co.

Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Harris of England; one son, Maurice, in the Canadian Artillery; and two daughters, Mrs. H. Pearce of Stamford, Ont., and Mrs. J. Dick of Montreal.

Attestation Paper

Born, 30th Sept 1880, Broughton, Northamptonshire, Eng.
Wife, Rose Emma Clark of Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, Eng.

Benjamin Clark married Rose Emma Harris, 1901, Bedfordshire, England.”

Pits No 10-10bis, Vendin-le-Viel, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France. Copyright G. Reant, Lille.
“Sentenced to 2 days F.P. No. 1. 28/7/17 for “When on Active Service, Contravention of G.R.O. 1599, being inside mine building at Fosse 10, which is “out of bounds to troops,” 21/7/17.

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