Today we remember …
|20th October 1917
John Clark, E Social 1912. 2nd Lt, 196th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds received in an unknown engagement
He won an exhibition for mathematics while he was at Radley. He was also a member of the Officers Training Corps and of the Country Life Shooting Team in 1916-7.
He passed the Woolwich Entrance Examination in November, 1916, but being disqualified owing to short sight, joined the R.G.A. through the Maresfield Park Cadet School, whence he passed out “with honours.”
He went to the front on September 22. His C.O writes : – “Your son had been only a short time with my battery, but he had already proved himself to be a brave and efficient officer.“
A former master writes : – ” Of all the boys I have had I should pick him out as one I could absolutely trust and honour.“