To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

Royal Army Service Corps

S/57286

Private

Geoffrey Clarke

(Known as Geoff)

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1918/12/29 - Born Handsworth, Staffordshire

Occupation, Supply Manager

Royal Army Service Corps

12 Company

 

Service

Lancashire - Till we Meet Again

1938/09/01 - Sailed from Britain in the HMT Lancashire to Hong Kong.

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A Few Days After Geoff sent this letter, his Father died in a road accident.

Geoff’s brother Ron, wrote to tell Geoff of their father’s death.

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Geoff Clarke is on the Front Row Far Left Wearing A Hat.

It Says On The Back - D. I. S. Staff Supply Depot.

Taken in Hong Kong Between Late 1938 And The Invasion Christmas 1941.

 

1942/01/14 - WO 417/36, Casualty List No. 720. Reported ‘Missing’.

1942/07/06 - WO417/45, Casualty List No.868. Previously shown on Casualty List No.720 as Missing, 25/12/1941. Now reported a ‘Prisoner of War’.

 

Japanese PoW

1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong

Shinagawa Camp

PoW No. 2598 (198)

Japanese Index card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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1942/09/04 - Transported from Hong Kong in First Draft to Japan

This Draft were labelled by the Japanese as the hard men who would not sign the ‘No Escape’ document

1942/09/15 Arrived Tokyo Main Camp, Japan

PoW No. 300

1942/09/10 - Reported sick

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Cause of death Blood Poisoning.

Died at Tokyo No.2 Military Hospital.

 

Died

1942/09/17 and Cremated

Tokyo City, Setagaya Ward, Taishido Town,

 Tokyo 2nd Land Forces Hospital

1945/09/20  - Ashes were handed over to LT. James Bryan of the Quartermaster Corps of US. 8th Army at Tokyo POW Camp Main Branch.

To be buried at Yokohama Cemetery

The CWGC have Geoffrey’s death as 1942/10/29 and surname spelt ‘Clarke’

 

Memorial

Yokohama War Cemetery

Brit. Sec. E. A. 13.

Yokohama Cemetery

Japan

 

1946/07/06 - WO417/101, Casualty List No.1979. Previously shown on Casualty List No.868 as Prisoner of War, Hong Kong. Now reported ‘Died’.

 

Information

Anthony Stephen Clarke - Uncle

Tan DingXiang - Translated Japanese Index Card

Commonwealth War Graves Commision

KEW Files:- WO 392/23,

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