Poppy

First World War in Headington and Marston, Oxford

J. Clark

J. Clark cannot be positively identified. His first name is unknown. No young man surnamed Clark(e) with the first or second initial “J” appears in the 1911 census for Quarry.

Poppy J. Clark is listed on the stone plaque in the porch of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry. It is likely that he had just this one initial, as this plaque is more accurate with initials than the other two Headington memorials.


Quarry memorial

Notes

  • A John Thomas Clark, son of Charles & Mary Ann Clark, was baptised at St Andrew’s Church on 25 February 1883, but this family lived near the bottom of New High Street.
  • One Oxford possibility on the Commonwealth War Graves Comission’s website is a Private in the Hampshire Regiment, Christopher James Clarke, whose parents lived at Rose Hill after the war). But there are also numerous people called J. Clark who are possibilities, as their residence is not given.

 


See also
  • CWGC: 765 people called J. Clark or Clarke who died in the First World War

Back to Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry roll of honour

Back to War Memorials page on Headington Community Website