Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Leonard John Clark

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant William Leonard John Clark

January 2, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/157740

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Pathfinder Squadron

Additional Information


Born:

November 2, 1921
Brentford, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

November 18, 1942
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of William and Isabel Annie Clark, of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Phyllis, Eileen and Joan.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SCHOONEBEEK (OUD SCHOONEBEEK) GENERAL CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Plot 3. Row 1. Coll. grave 735.

Location:

Oud Schoonebeek is in the commune of Schoonebeek, about 17 kilometres due east of Coevorden, near the German border. The cemetery is 90 metres south of the church in Oud Schoonebeek, on the southern side of the road to the village of Nieuw-Schoonebeek. The graves are immediately south of the entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant William Leonard John Clark is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant William Leonard John 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 William Leonard John Clark– Jon served with the the elite 405 Pathfinder Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • Phillis' tribute to her brother
  • Eileen's tribute to her brother
  • Joan's tribute to her brother
  • Jon's poem for Alice
  • Obituary– This obituary was written by Jon's sisters Phillis, Eileen and Joan in 2002.  Sadly, by then, three of Jon's brothers, Jack, Bob and Harry, had passed away, leaving  Gordon as Jon's only surviving brother.
  • Photo of William Leonard John Clark
  • Photo of William Leonard John Clark

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