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R/79118   Sergeant James Herbert S Clarke
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Dated added: 27/06/2020   Last updated: 28/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 148 Squadron (RAF), Royal Canadian Air Force (Canadian Air Force)
Died: 04/11/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
James Herbert Stevenson Clarke was the son of Mrs J H Clarke. He was born in Cookstown about 1920. James was educated at Oldtown School. He emigrated to Canada at a young age. James attended Montreal Diocesan College. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force from the college. He received his wings in February 1942. On the evening of 3rd November 1943, his plane took off from its Libyan base for a night mission supply-dropping for Yugoslav partisans. The aircraft did not return
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Belgrade War Cemetery
  , Belgrade, 33
Grave Ref: Col grave 3-D-1-7
CWGC Casualty 2224090
The cemetery was created to receive the remains of British and Commonwealth casualties brought in from more than sixty small burial grounds and from isolated sites all over Yugoslavia. The largest number from any one place came from Milna Military Cemetery and the Royal Naval and Harbour Cemeteries on the island of Vis (Lissa) which was our base. The burials in the War Cemetery include escaped prisoners of war from Italy and Greece.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Oldtown National School
References and Links
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1 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James H S Clarke
2 Photo of James H S Clarke's grave
3 RAF Commands Details of crew and loss
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James H S Clarke's grave can be purchased here
5 Wartime NI Edwin Toole, also on flight, wife from Belfast
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023