Captain William Frederick Hunter Clark

Biography of Captain 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.

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.


Captain William Frederick Hunter Clark
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 3rd Royal Scots Fusiliers - Royal Munster Fusiliers
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died from wounds at Salonika 22 February 1916
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/672
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/46


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

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