My name is Robert Clark; military history has long held a deep interest for me and led me to study War Studies at King’s College London, where I graduated with a First Class degree. My own particular area of interest is the Indian Army and I have spent many hours at the British Library looking through the records of the India Office which are often key to researching soldiers who served in the army during the war. Though the majority of my work is focused on the First World War, I have found in recent years a growing interest in researching those who served in the Second World War. Therefore, I created another website, Researching WW2 to help you research British and Indian soldiers who served in the war.
Combining my love of history with travel, I have made frequent visits to battlefields all over the world. Not only those on the Western Front but to Gallipoli, Macedonia and Malta. Many of the photographs on my website were taken on my trips abroad. Over the years, I have been lucky to visit Assaye, Lucknow, Peshawar, Cawnpore, Chitral, Alma, Balaklava, Singapore, El Alamein, Busaco… I could go on! The photograph below shows the Lone Pine Memorial in Gallipoli, one of my favourite battlefields to explore. In choosing my research service, you will not only have a researcher who understands and can place a soldier’s service and experience into context, but also a researcher who knows where to look for additional information and makes weekly visits to the National Archives and British Library.