Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hollis Andrew Taylor Clark

In memory of:

Flying Officer Hollis Andrew Taylor Clark

July 19, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/26760

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

550 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Francis W. Clark and Catherine F. Clark, of Toronto, Ontario. B.A. (University of Toronto).

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

52. F. 10.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Hollis Andrew Taylor Clark is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Hollis Andrew Taylor Clark is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of HOLLIS ANDREW TAYLOR CLARK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HOLLIS ANDREW TAYLOR CLARK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Hollis Clark– From:  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945. 
The book was published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto.  
Submitted with permission, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo– Photograph of Clark from Torontonensis, University of Toronto yearbook, 1936.
  • Photo– Composite photo of Clark and fellow fraternity members. Clark is shown second row from top, last image from photo left. From Torontonensis yearbook, 1936.
  • 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 "F/O H.A.T. CLARK R.C.A.F." is among the names inscribed.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • 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 "H.A.T. CLARK" is among those inscribed.
  • 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: " F/O Hollis Andrew Taylor CLARK RCAF, 550 Sqn RAF. Graduate UTS 1933. Trinity College, BA, 1936. Killed in an air operation over England, 19 July 1944. Buried in Brockwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England."
  • 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: '37 Clark, H. A. T. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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