William Henry Clark (1879 to 1947) 
These photographs of William Henry show an interesting but perhaps not untypical life story of a Withernwick man born in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. He probably left Withernwick for Hull in search of work and remained there apart from the inevitable time spent in the trenches of Flanders and, later, the annual holiday to the likes of Blackpool.

William Henry Clark was born in Withernwick in 1879 and lived there until about 1900. In the 1901 census he is shown as a Boarder as he is lodging with his sister Mary Edith Parsons and her husband George W Parsons in King Street , Hull . His occupation was a Platelayer. He married Ellen Bower on 15th April 1905 at St. Saviours Church which was down Foster Street in Hull .
He was in the East Yorkshire Regiment during WW1 and was wounded on at least one occasion. It is thought that he was wounded whilst going over the top in the first battle of Ypres but it has not been possible to substantiate this yet as it has not been possible to find his army records.
He lived in East Hull for most of his married life and had five children, Lillian Harriet (the mother of Dave Taylor who sent these photos), George Robert, Arthur William, Winifred and Muriel Edith. He died on December 18th 1947. 

Click here to see a photo of William Henry's father, Robert Clark.

On his wedding day 15th April 1905

With his wife Ellen (nee Bower) 1916
Note the wound stripe on his sleeve

In 1917

On hloiday in Blackpool c 1937

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