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   Acting Sub Lieutenant Thomas Roderick J Clark
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Dated added: 03/09/2016   Last updated: 18/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Bullen, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 10/09/1924
Died: 06/12/1944 (Died at Sea)
Age: 20
Thomas Roderick Jackson Clark was the eldest son of Thomas Jackson Clark and Mary Vera Eileen Clark. Roddie was born on 10th September1924. He was the eldest of four children. The family lived in Upperlands. Acting Sub Lieutenant Thomas Roderick Jackson Clark served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on board H.M.S. Bullen in World War Two. On 6th December 1944, HMS Bullen was sunk by a U-boat off Strathy Point in the Pentland Firth while on escort duty.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
  Chatham, Kent, 
Grave Ref: Panel 79-3
CWGC Casualty 2465979
From the Brompton Barracks Chatham - At the traffic signals turn right onto Globe Lane - A231 (signposted 'Historic Dockyards'). Keep in left hand lane then turn left onto Dock Road (signposted Gillingham). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wood Street - A231 (signposted Gillingham). Turn Right on Mansion Row (The memorial is signposted from here), then 1st left on Sally Port Gardens and finally 1st right on King's Bastion. Follow road through the housing estate, the car park to the memorial is at the end of this road. The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept in the Naval Chapel of Brompton Garrison Church and may be consulted there.
References and Links
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1 Chatham Memorial Panels Photos of all the Chatham Memorial Panels
2 Harry Jackson Clark - 1945 Details of 'Roddie'
3 Harry Jackson Clark - family Photos of Roddie Clark's parents
4 The Peerage Clark family details
5 - HMS Bullen List of casualties - HMS Bullen
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