Thomas was born in Westbury on Trym in Gloucestershire in 1886, the son of Frederick and Louisa Clark. Frederick is listed as a coachman in 1891 but by 1901 he is a bricklayer's labourer with the 14-year-old Tom shown as a gardener's assistant, and the family still living in Gloucestershire.
Tom enlisted in the army at Devonport in the 1900s. He married Edith Beatrice Williams of Brecon in 1910. They lived with his in-laws at 19, Newgate Street in Brecon in 1911 and his occupation is shown as a soldier (lance corporal).
He left for France on August 13th, 1914 and was killed in action the following month.
Private David James Charles
Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5 Battalion, service no. 52450
Killed in Action in France on August 22nd, 1918, aged 35
Buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, The
David was born in Machen, Monmouthshire, in 1883, the son of Rees and Sarah Charles, who were both born in Breconshire. By 1891, the family are living in Oswestry, where Rees is a railway inspector and David's elder brother John, 19 is a railway platelayer. The family remain in Oswestry in 1901 where David, now 18, is an ironmongers
By 1911 David is living with his elderly parents at 4, St John's Road in Brecon and working as an ironmonger’s assistant.
David enlisted at Colwyn Bay, serving firstly with the Liverpool Regiment and then the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Lance Corporal Thomas John Clark
South Wales Borderers 1st Battalion, service no. 8114
Killed in action in France September 26th, 1914, aged 28
Commemorated at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France