(Known as Geoff)
1918/12/29 - Born Handsworth, Staffordshire
Occupation, Supply Manager
Royal Army Service Corps
1938/09/01 - Sailed from Britain in the HMT Lancashire to Hong Kong.
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.
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’.
1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong
PoW No. 2598 (198)
Japanese Index card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
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
Cause of death Blood Poisoning.
Died at Tokyo No.2 Military Hospital.
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’
Brit. Sec. E. A. 13.
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’.
Anthony Stephen Clarke - Uncle
Tan DingXiang - Translated Japanese Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commision
KEW Files:- WO 392/23,