Roll of Honour


William Frederick Hunter Clark


William Frederick Hunter Clark was born on 24th May 1893 in London. His father, John McNeil Clark, worked as a Laboratory Assistant. He first studied at Saltcoats Public School before winning a bursary to go to Ardrossan Academy where he was the Dux Medallist.

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In 1913 William came to the University of Glasgow where he took courses in both the Arts and Pure Science, studying until 1915. These included: Maths, Natural Philosophy, English and French. He showed a great talent in French and won the Alfred Musset Prize, a first class certificate and prizes in the History of Comedy and the History of French Civilisation.

Having been a member of the Officer Training Corps, in 1915 William was gazetted to the 3rd Royal Scots Fusiliers as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was later attached to the 7th Royal Munster Fusiliers as a Captain. Sadly William was wounded when a Zeppelin bomb burst at Salonika and died of these wounds on 22nd February 1916 in the 5th Canadian General Hospital.

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With thanks to Alasdair Malcolm for his contribution to this biography.