Bernard Roy CLARK


CLARK, Bernard Roy

Service Number: 434926
Enlisted: 23 February 1943
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron
Born: Orbost, Victoria, Australia, 17 July 1920
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Area, 23 June 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 434926
23 Feb 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Thomas and Jessie Vena Clark

Husband of Anne May Clark of East St. Kilda, Victoria


Sergeant Bernard Roy Clark 434926 was killed when Mitchell Bomber N5-162 of Number 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron was shot down during mast-height attack on ships near Timor Island

The rest of the crew were Dutch (mostly Navy), all KIA: Lieutenant Colonel E J G Te Roller (Commanding Officer of 18SQN) / Lieutenant (OVL) H.J. Jansen / Lieutenant (OZW) W Reedijk / Lieutenant (OVL) T.W. Van Lier) / Sergeant G Willemse

(details from the book “Up in Darwin with the Dutch ” by Gordon Wallace)