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PFC Thomas Cyril Clark
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PFC Thomas Cyril Clark

Birth
Death 11 Jan 1943 (aged 27)
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section C Site 1492
Memorial ID 56117871 · View Source
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He enlisted in the Army on October 9, 1940, prior to the war, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being single, without dependents. He resided in Strafford County, New Hampshire.

Killed in Action, age 27, WWII, U.S. Army, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Service #11014728

The Battle of Guadalcanal was fought between Aug 7, 1942 and Feb 7, 1943. It was the first major offensive of the Allied Forces against Japan. It took place in the Solomon Islands.
The 35th Regiment was attached to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. It was sent to Guadalcanal on November 25, 1942, to relieve Marines near Henderson Field. First elements landed near the Tenaru River, December 17, 1942, and entered combat, January 10, 1943, participating in the seizure of Kokumbona and the reduction of the Mount Austen Pocket in some of the bitterest fighting of the Pacific campaign. With other units on February 5, 1943 it helped end organized enemy resistance.

The 'e' was dropped from the family name by his father, Thomas.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Hampshire.

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  • Maintained by: Bushnell
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56117871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Thomas Cyril Clark (31 Oct 1915–11 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56117871, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Bushnell (contributor 47234417) .