Clark Kettle (1890 – 1918) was born in Colchester and started at North School in 1899 when he lived at 32 Burlington Road with his family. In 1907 Clark married Christina Flannelly in Lancashire and moved away.
He enlisted with the Prince of Wales Volunteers (South Lancashire) regiment, arriving in France in February 1915. He was killed by a sniper on 13th May 1918 and is remembered on the Loos Memorial. Clark’s name isn’t on the Colchester War Memorial because he had left the town some time before the war.
His death was reported in the Warrington Guardian on 18th May 1918.
1894-1903 Admission Register
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919