Lieutenant John Clarke


Unit : Signals Platoon, Headquarters Company, 10th Parachute Battalion

Army No. : 189050

Awards : Mentioned in Despatches


Lieutenant Clarke was captured at Wolfheze on 20th September 1944 and marched to Velp. Prisoners of War were being put on to lorries and Lieutenant Clarke stepped forward as though to join one of the parties; instead he knocked the sentry aside and ran away, making good his escape. He hid until 23rd September when he was helped by friends and eventually joined the party which was evacuated to British lines of 22nd October 1944.


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