Census 1911 at Main Street, Bowie’s House, John Clark (20) born North Queensferry, Stone Cutter Admiralty naval base. Grandson of John Clark (67) labourer in Whinstone Quarry and (presumably) son of John (39) Kerb Dresser. There were other Clark families in North Queensferry, but this seems the most probable
His service record has not been located, but he served in the regular battalion of his regiment, so it is possible he had enlisted prior to the outbreak of war, however his service number seems more likely to have been that of a wartime enlistment
The 1st Battalion was in Ambala, India as part of the Sirhind Brigade in the 3rd (Lahore) Division at the start of the war and moved to France via Egypt, landing at Marseilles 1 December 1914 (some weeks after the other Brigades of the Division).
In December 1915 they moved to Mesopotamia
The date of his death suggests involvement in the particularly arduous attempts at the relief of Kut, where other British troops had been besieged for months
Killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq).
A different John M. Clark (from Inverkeithing) is remembered on the Inverkeithing Memorial.