World War 2 - Memorial
This page is dedicated to the memory of a single Old Boy who gave his life in World War II. The information given is as accurate as I can make it. If there are any anomalies in the information given, please let me know at webmaster@BIOB.co.uk
|❰❰ First Record||❰ Previous Record||Next Record ❱||Last Record ❱❱|
Leslie Francis Clarke
|Leslie Francis Clarke - 1st. XV Rugby Team - 1936-37||Leslie Francis Clarke - Boxing Club - 1938-39||Leslie Francis Clarke - 1st. XI Cricket Team - 1939|
|Date of Birth||23rd. May 1923||Place of Birth||Chester|
|Date of Death||15th March 1944||Age at Death||20|
|Father||Edward Francis Clarke||Mother||Elizabeth Clarke (Davies)|
|Parents Married Place||Parents Married Date|
|Started BI||Summer 1934 (Westminster)||Left BI||Summer 1940|
|Regiment||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||Unit||51 Sqdn.|
|Service Number||134715||Rank||Flying Officer|
|Aircraft Mark||111||Aircraft Code||MH-W|
|Aircraft Type||Halifax||Aircraft Serial||LW497|
|Joined Regiment||6th June 1943||Circumstance of Death||See below|
|Cemetery||Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany||Grave Location||4. F. 6.|
|Notes - Victor Ludorum 1939. School Certificate (1939), Colours 1st. XV.,
Colours 1st. XI. Cricket, Captain of Boxing Club, Captain of Westminster House.
Circumstance of Death. Shot down by flak approaching the target Stuttgart 15th March 1944.
Les flew 23 operational missions between 3rd July 1943 and 15th March 1944 inclusive, his pilot on that fatal night was S/L L H Eno DSO DFC, a Canadian, sadly he perished too, only the navigator and the second pilot (trainee) bailed out successfully.
Information provided by his cousin Alan Davies, September 2022
Last Saved Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:24