Arthur Wellesley Clarke DSO, RN

Born  16 Apr 1898Bramshott, Hampshire, England
Died  3 Jan 1985(86)Southsea

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Nov 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1917 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1918 Lt.
15 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Capt.

Retired: 10 Jul 1948


16 Mar 1943 DSO
1 Jan 1947 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Wellesley Clarke, RN

HMS Sheffield (24)Capt.Light cruiser1 Aug 194119 Apr 1942
HMS Sheffield (24)Capt.Light cruiser6 Jul 194214 Feb 1943

Career information

Entered RN as a cadet at age of 12 years 9 months at Osborne Naval College and later at Dartmouth. WW1 service. 1930 - 1933 seconded to RN New Zealand Navy as navigating officer on light cruiser, HMNZS Diomede.

Final command as Capt of aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean. Retired 1947. Was also Asst. Naval Attache, Washington, USA. Died at Southsea 3 January 1985(or 1983)

Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Sheffield (24)

4 Mar 1942
HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) is mined off Iceland. She was under repair until July 1942.

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