1066254 Pte. William John Clark was born on November 28th, 1891, in Kemble Township, Ontario, and was working on the family farm when hostilities broke out.

When the 248th Battalion C.E.F. was authorized, William attested to the new battalion on March 19th, 1917, in Toronto. Sailing with the unit in May of that year, he was reassigned to a Reserve Battalion once the 248th arrived in England.

William was taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. on November 9th, 1917, in what was probably a reinforcement draft to take the place of the causalities inflicted on the unit at Passchendaele on October 26th.

Seeing service with the 4th C.M.R. during the German spring offensive of 1918 and into the battles of the final 100 days without noted incident, Private William Clark was struck off strength of the 4th C.M.R. on January 18th, 1919, although this "early" demobilization date may indicate that he might have been struck off strength due to illness.

Biography credit: George Auer