Robert Samuel Clark

(1906 - 1944)

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Robert Samuel Clark
1906 - 1944
Born
c. 1906
Death
December 25, 1944
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Robert Samuel Clark was born c. 1906. He died on December 25, 1944 at 38 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Samuel Clark
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Brunssum War Cemetery Iv. 146. in Netherlands
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Service number: 1122451
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 54 (the Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-tank Regt.
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Robert Samuel Clark died on December 25, 1944 at 38 years of age. He was buried in Brunssum War Cemetery Iv. 146., Netherlands. He was born c. 1906. We are unaware of information about Robert's immediate family.

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In 1906, in the year that Robert Samuel Clark was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1914, at the age of just 8 years old, Robert was alive when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1921, Robert was just 15 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1938, Robert was 32 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1944, in the year of Robert Samuel Clark's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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c. 1916 - Oct 23, 1944 1916 - 1944
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Unknown - May 14, 1940 ? - 1940
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c. 1918 - Oct 1, 1939 1918 - 1939
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c. 1899 - Jan 5, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1898 - Oct 27, 1918 1898 - 1918
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c. 1899 - Apr 11, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1925 - Aug 8, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1904 - Dec 21, 1944 1904 - 1944
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c. 1931 - Sep 25, 1940 1931 - 1940
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c. 1890 - May 9, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1885 - Mar 24, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1921 - Feb 18, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1896 - Mar 4, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Jul 7, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1919 - Apr 20, 1943 1919 - 1943
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c. 1925 - Jan 2, 1944 1925 - 1944
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