Private Sidney Ernest Clack

  • 1899-1918
  • Royal Fusiliers
  • Killed in action 25 April 1918 at Villers-Bretonneux, aged 19
  • Buried Crucifix Corner Cemetery, France
  • Born 19 April 1899, son of Mr and Mrs B Clack of 32 The Vineyard, Abingdon
  • Attended Abingdon School 1910-1914


Letter from Clack’s mother telling how he had only been in France three weeks before he was killed.

Transcript of Alice Clack’s letter:

51 Vineyard
May 19th/19

Dear Sir,

I beg to enclose a photo of my son Sidney Ernest Clack killed in action in France, April 25th 1918 aged 19 years. After training in England he left for France April 3rd 1918 so that he was only in France 3 weeks before he fell in action. I cannot get information as present as to the actual place of his death, but hope to do so later.

Yours faithfully,
Alice Clack

P.S. After arriving in France my son was transferred to the 2/4 City of London Fusiliers London Regt.