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360119   2nd Lieutenant Neil Blake Clark
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 28/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/10/1926
Died: 17/01/1946 (Died by accident)
Age: 19
Neil Blake Clark was the younger son of William Moore Wallis and Zelie Marguerite Clark. He was born 6th October 1926, the younger of two sons. The family lived at Gorteade House, Upperlands. After Shrewsbury School, Neil Blake Clark joined the Irish Guards. He gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Irish Guards on 30th November 1945. 2nd Lieutenant Neil Blake Clark died on 17th January 1946. He was killed in a training accident whilst on duty at Lingfield, Surrey.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Maghera Church Of Ireland Churchyard
  Maghera, Co Londonderry
Grave Ref: Grave 5
CWGC Casualty 2931600
2nd Lieutenant Neil Blake Clark is the only Commonwealth burial in this churchyard. His grave is not marked by a CWGC headstone.
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1 Bann Valley Genealogy Maghera CoI Graveyard Inscriptions - Gave his life for another
2 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of 2nd Lieut Neil Blake Clark
3 The London Gazette Details of 2nd Lieut Neil Blake Clark
4 The Peerage - Clark family Details including dates and family
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of 2nd Lieut Neil Blake Clark's grave can be purchased here
6 WW2 Talk Newspaper reports of death
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