CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6482249
Born: 
Sunday, September 29, 1918
Died : 
Wednesday, July 14, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Fusilier Hilary Clarke was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. Son of Ralph and Mahlah Anne Clarke, of Leicester; husband of Evelyn Alice Clarke. His brother Stanley William Clarke, RN, also died in the war.
Hilary Laurence Clarke, warrant number 126854, joined the Metropolitan Police on 9 May 1938, and left on 14 July 1943 (died). Last posted to F Division as a PC. In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Constable residing at 19 Fielding Road, West Holland Park, London. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police / National Archives file MEPO 4/350/225.
The 1939 Register covering Hammersmith, London.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

Notes
His brother also died. P/MX 78180 Wireman Stanley William Clarke, RN, HMS Hood, 24th May 1941 aged 19yrs. Portsmouth War Memorial.

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