LEAPHARD, Clark Edmond John
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Saturday, December 14, 1996
Clark Leaphard received his commission as 2/Lieut. with the Glosters on the 21st December 1940. He was attached to No.6 Commando on the 30 May 1943 having previously seen service with No 12 Commando. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 35030, page 255 and the Website for No 6 Commando.) His brother, Captain Marshall John Adam Leaphard, also served in No 6 Commando and was killed in action on the 30th January 1945. T/Major Clark Leaphard was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe. His unit at the time is shown as Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 37138, page 3232.) Post war he was confirmed in the rank of Major (The Bays, Royal Armoured Corps) on the 28th April 1949. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 38596, page 2095.)
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