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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wilfred Victor Clarke

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Wilfred Victor Clarke

August 1, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15667

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

9 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

3. B. 15.

Location:

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located 30 km from Brussels and 3 km south of Leuven. Turn left out of Leuven railway station onto the Tiensevest(ring road R 23). Follow the Tiensevest through the junctions Tiensepoort and Parkpoort and along the Naamsepoort. Turn left at the Naamsepoort onto the Naamsesteenweg (N251) signposted Namen, Waver & Heverlee. Continue until you cross the railway line at Heverlee and take the first left turn into the Hertogstraat. Follow Hertogstraat to the end and turn right at the Sport Hall onto the Kerpelstraat. Continue down the Kerpelstraat until you come to a crossroads at which the HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Temporary Grave Marker
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Wilfred Victor Clarke is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Wilfred Victor Clarke 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
  • Grave Marker– Sgt. Wilfred Clarke, was the Observer on Wellington BJ876 9 Squadron who crashed on August 1th 1942 at Neeroeteren-Belgium, after shot down by a German nightfighter Lt. Ludwig Wolf 6./NJG1

Photo: Michel Beckers   WWII Crashsite Research
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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