Warrant Officer Class II
Armament Sergeant Major
Leonard Arthur Clarke
1905/09/23 - Born Daimousi, India
Son of Hamlet John and Kate Clarke
Married to Catherine Mary Clarke
Occupation Fitter and Turner
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
1942/04/08 - WO 417/41, Casualty List No. 792.. Missing
1943/05/05 - WO 417/60, Casualty List No. 1126. Previously posted Missing, Casualty List No. 792, 15/02/1942. Previously shown with Unit as Royal Army Ordnance Corps and Rank Armament Sergeant Major. Now reported a Prisoner of War.
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
PoW No. I 1982
Japanese PoW Card - Side One
Japanese PoW Card - Side Two
1943/04/29 - Transported overland with ‘F’ Force in Train 12 with Southern Area.
This was the 79th Train from Singapore to Thailand
New PoW No. IV 2992
The 7000 PoWs which made up ‘F’ Force were mostly sick and promised a place to convalesce.
After five days by train they were walked through the jungle during the nights to their place of work which was 300 km from Nong Pladuk. This took them two weeks many died along the way.
‘F’ Force contained 7000 PoWs, 44% of ‘F’ Force died on the Thailand-Burma Railway (3027 PoWs).
Cause of Death Cholera
Died at Chaunggahla-ya
After the War Leonard was moved to Commonwealth War cemetery
1945/12/20 - WO417/100, Casualty List No. 1941. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1126 as Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya. Died
Son of Hamlet John and Catherine Violet Miriam Clarke
Husband of Lena Catherine Mary Clarke, of Aldershot, Hampshire
Sp. Mem. 9. M. 4.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Thailand Burma Railway
Commonwealth War Grave Commission
KEW Files:- WO 392/23, WO 367/2, WO 345/10, WO 361/1946, WO 361/2058, WO 361/2234, WO 361/2201, WO 361/2181, WO 361/2025, WO 361/2070,