The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Clarke
First Name:
Samuel
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6632
Company:
‘C’ Company, No. 12 Platoon
Enlisted:
5.06.1940
DOB:
24.06.1919
Place of Birth:
Essex, England
Father's Name:
George Clarke
Mothers's Name:
Ada Elizabeth Clarke
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A11, Row B, Grave 1, Age 23.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thanbyuzayat.
POW#:
1511
Cause of Death:
Dysentery
Place of Death:
Thanbyuzayat
Date of Death:
23.01.1943
Buried:
POW Cemetery, A.l.F. Section, Grave No. 22, Thanbyuzayat. The funeral service was conducted by Chaplain F. H. Bashford, 2/4th Casualty Clearing Station.

General Description

Soldier’s possessions at time of his death were as follows; one whistle on a lanyard, one half rupee note and two ten cent notes.

Read about ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion

Clarke Samuel

It is not known when the Clarke family arrived from England.

 

Unfortunately we have found only little information about Sam Clarke.  Should any family members read this – we would much appreciate you contacting us.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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