Corporal John Clark

Corporal John Young Clark, 17th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Belgium on 20th October 1917, aged 28, during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of Mrs T. Clark of Thorn Cottage, Bowden and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. The photographs show the dreadful battlefield conditions in Flanders where the incessant shelling had destroyed the drainage systems and flooded much of the ground.

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