Robert Read Clark

(1900 - 1917)

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Robert Read Clark
1900 - 1917
Born
c. 1900
Death
September 20, 1917
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Robert Read Clark was born c. 1900. He died on September 20, 1917 at 17 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Read Clark
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Robert Read Clark
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Robert Clark was born
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Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 18 To 19. in Belgium
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Service number: 201068
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: King's Own (royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/4th Bn.
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Robert Read Clark died on September 20, 1917 at 17 years old. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 18 To 19., Belgium. He was born c. 1900. There is no information about Robert's surviving family.

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In 1900, in the year that Robert Read Clark was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1911, at the age of only 11 years old, Robert was alive when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1915, he was merely 15 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1917, in the year of Robert Read Clark's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1918, he was 18 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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