Frank Nelham Clark's plane crashed in Leigham Court Road, Streatham on 29th April 1917 and was killed. Educated at Dulwich College he had completed his pilot training 3 days previously
He clipped some trees and the chimney of his parents house as he was flying low trying to find somewhere to land. The family lived at the "Knowle" which had a 1 acre garden so it was possible he was trying to land in the garden.
He was taken to St Peter's Nursing Home where he died from his burns. His father who was on the scene after the crash had severe scorching, but survived
Frank was born in Streatham (family lived at that time "Guestling", Thornlaw Road) and he is buried at West Norwood Cemetery in a CWGC plot.