Manyard Clark signature

On this day in 1918 Manyard Clark was conscripted in Kingston. He was born in Faraday, Hastings County on April 15th, 1890, the son of Sampson Clark and Emma Ellen (née Parks). By 1911 the family were living in Pearl Street, Deseronto.

Manyard joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3055795. He was five feet nine inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that on the day after enlisting he was admitted to Ongwanada Hospital in Kingston with suspected tuberculosis. A medical board convened on March 12th recommended that he be struck off the army’s strength as unfit for further service. He was discharged from hospital on April 16th and from the army on April 20th, 1918.

Clark married Helen Godfrey, a glass cutter, in Napanee on August 1st, 1922. His obituary in the Quinte Scanner reports that he worked as a chemist at the Eddy Match Company in Deseronto and was subsequently a commercial fisherman for 47 years. He and Helen had three children. Manyard died on Big Island, Prince Edward County on October 16th, 1970 and was buried in Cherry Valley Cemetery.

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