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Norman Pickslay Clark

Norman Pickslay Clark

Norman Pickslay Clark

NORMAN PICKSLAY CLARK.

2nd Lieutenant, Norman Pickslay Clark, 7th Battalion, attached 2nd Battalion The Royal Munster Fusiliers, formerly 14th North Staffordshire Regiment and Prince of Wales’s Own The West Yorkshire Regiment.

Born in 1893 at Doncaster, Yorkshire, son of councillor and leather merchant, William and Louisa Morton, (nee, Rigby), Clark, of, 1, Thorne Road, Doncaster. Norman had two brothers, Noel Edward and Frederick William and a sister Winifred Mary. He was educated at Doncaster Grammar School, and he was also a very keen member of the Boy Scout movement.

At the age of 17 years he was a boarder with Mr Thomas Blackhurst at Cross Lane Farm, Mossley, Congleton, he was studying to be an accountant.

His theatre of conflict was the Somme; William was killed in action, Tuesday, 22 August 1916. His commanding officer wrote; “your boy was killed most gallantly leading an attack on the enemy trenches, he was detailed by his company commander to lead the second attack, but he asked to go first; he was hit by a rifle or machine gun bullet at close range, and died at once”.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

2nd Lieutenant, Norman Pickslay Clark is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – Pier and Face. 16 C.

Also refer to

Macclesfield Troops pre WWI

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • Macclesfield Times Scouting service in the Great War Feb 1918
  • Photos of 3rd Macclesfield Troop pre WW1
  • ‘Great war history of 3rd Macclesfield’ by Sue Henderson
  • Macclesfield Cenotaph WW1
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • Remembrance Sunday WWI Original 2020
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling

Bollington Troops pre WWI

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Bollington WW1
  • Macclesfield Times Scouting service in the Great War Feb 1918
  • Photos of Bollington Scouts pre WW1 from Heritage Centre

Congleton Troops Pre WWI

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Congleton WW1
  • George V Coronation 6th May 1910 Congleton

Chelford Troops Pre WWI

  • Macclesfield Times Scouting service in the Great War Feb 1918
  • Poynton Troops Pre WWI
  • Buglawton Troops Pre WWI
  • Mossley Troops Pre WWI

Macclesfield Troops pre WWII

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WWII
  • WWII history of 3rd Macclesfield Sue Henderson
  • Macclesfield Cenotaph WWII
  • WWII List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects

Bollington Troops pre WWII

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Bollington WWII
  • Photos of Bollington Scouts pre WWII from Heritage Centre

Congleton Troops Pre WWII

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Congleton WWII

Chelford Troops Pre WWII

Poynton Troops Pre WWII

Buglawton Troops Pre WWII

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Buglawton and Mossley pre WWII

Mossley Troops Pre WWII

  • Photos from Barnswood archive Buglawton and Mossley pre WWII
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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