John Haldenby Clark

CLARK, John Haldenby. b. Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 28 January 1839; d. West Dereham, Norfolk, 14 April 1888. He was educated at the Grammar School at Chesterfield and then at St John’s College, Cambridge (BA 1861, MA 1865). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1862, priest 1863), and served three curacies: Barmby Moor and Fangfoss, Yorkshire (1862-64), Cubley and Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire (1864-67), and Hilgay, Norfolk (1867-70). He was vicar of West Dereham, Norfolk, from 1870 until his death. Clark published The Marriage in Cana and other Verses (1880). He is known to hymnody for ‘Soldiers, who are Christ's below’*, a translation from a Latin text, ‘Pugnate, Christi milites’, found in a...

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