Clark, James William (Colonel, b.1877 - d.1958)

Accession Number PR03980
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letter
Maker Clark, James William
Place made Belgium, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1917-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Colonel James William Clark, 30 Battalion and 8 Brigade. Collection consists of copies of ten letters written by Clark to Mrs Barr (friends in England). Topics include the taking of Bapaume (March 1917) by his battalion; the prospect of leave; fighting in Belgium (around Passchendaele, Polygon Wood and Broodseinde Ridge) in October 1917; the loss of Christmas parcels for the men; and supply of cigarettes. Clark was awarded the Distinguished Service Order [DSO] in January 1917.