To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Warrant Officer Class II

Armament Sergeant Major

Leonard Arthur Clarke

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

14 Section


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.


Japanese PoW

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).



Age 38


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




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Loved Ones

Son of Hamlet John and Catherine Violet Miriam Clarke

Husband of Lena Catherine Mary Clarke, of Aldershot, Hampshire



Sp. Mem. 9. M. 4.

Clarke-Leonard-Arthur - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Site Plan

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery



Adam Faulkner

Japanese Transports

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,


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