Pilot Officer Arthur Albert CLARKE

Service No: 422136
Born: Tamworth NSW, 6 April 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: Central Flying School
Died: Injuries, Tamworth NSW, 23 April 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Tamworth War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Myra Annie Clarke, of Newcastle
Roll of Honour: Newcastle NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: St Phillip’s Presbyterian Church, Newcastle NSW
Remembered: Newcastle Boys High School Memorial Entrance World War II, Waratah NSW
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

On 23 April 1943, Pilot Officer Clarke, a Pilot, was acting as Aerodrome Control Pilot for night flying at CFS Tamworth. He was struck by the undercarriage of Avro Cadet aircraft A6-8 as it was landing from a non-operational instructional flight. Pilot Officer Clarke was admitted to No. 102 Australian General Hospital dangerously ill with a compound fracture of the right femur and he died later that evening.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/74
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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