Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Murray Clark

In memory of:

Lieutenant James Murray Clark

September 17, 1944

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Regina Rifle Regiment

Additional Information


Son of Gregory and Helen Murray Clark, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 274 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

7. A. 9.

Location:

Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– The Soldiers' Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower's base. In total, almost 1,200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers' Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch West– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers' Tower in 1949. The name of "Lt. J.M. CLARK C.I.C." is among the names inscribed.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Edited by H. E. Brown, published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 12 reads: "Lt James Murray Clark The Regina Rifle Regt. Former student in Trinity College, 1940-41. Killed in action in North West Europe, 17 September 1944. Buried in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Calais, France."
  • Memorial Stele– This stone stele is located in the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. "AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE. TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS COLLEGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO GREAT WARS." The name of "J.M. CLARK" is among those inscribed.
  • Memorial Scroll– This framed illuminated scroll, written in calligraphy, is entitled "Men and Women of Trinity College on Active Service. Met'Agona Stephanos". It hangs in the hallway outside the narthex of the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. The scroll shows icons to indicate men and women who are fallen, decorated, and prisoner of war. The list of names includes:  '44 Clark, J. M. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo of James Murray Clark– Lieutenant Clark served with The Queen's Own Rifles in England prior to his commissioning. He was sent as a replacement officer to The Regina Rifles and was KIA as a platoon commander with that regiment.
  • Grave marker for James Murray Clark– This photo of Lt Clark's grave at Calais Cemetery was taken by myself on a visit to France in June 1997.
  • Newspaper clipping– Obituary of Lieutenant Clark from a Toronto paper.
  • Plaque– James Murray Clark is honoured on the Toronto Star Staff Honour Roll, a plaque that honours the former staff members who were died on active service during World War I and II.  The plaque is located at 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Family Headston– The family plot in Toronto, Ontario.
    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Photo by Greg Chard
at Find-a-Grave project online
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online
1943, Aug. 13 p 3
  • Newspaper Clipping– Greg Clark, MC Vimy Ridge WW2 war correspondent, writes of the
lives of the Fallen - including his son Murray. 
Source:Toronto Daily Star online archive 'Pages of the Past' search.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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