More information revealed in Rothesay soldier’s medals discovery

These medals, belonging to a Rothesay soldier in the first world war, were discovered in a skip in Sutherland.
These medals, belonging to a Rothesay soldier in the first world war, were discovered in a skip in Sutherland.

The Buteman has received more information relating to Private Samuel Clark - a Rothesay soldier who fought in the First World War, and whose medals were discovered in a skip in Sutherland.

The soldier was the son of a policeman, whose mother died when he was two or three.

He was apparently brought up by grandparents and seems to have been in the Bute Mountain Battery, a TA unit of the Royal Artillery, briefly, before joining the 8th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

In the course of the war he sustained a gunshot wound in the foot, but survived the Great War, married an Elizabeth MacDougall in 1921 and died at Kirn, Dunoon, in 1958.

Private Clark’s medals were discovered by handyman Willie John Morrison in a little box on a rubbish skip in Kinlochbervie, which include a Military Medal for gallantry in the field, World War One campaign medals, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal 1914-18 and the Allied Victory Medal.

If you have any information relating to Private Clark’s relatives, please contact us.