Lieutenant Colonel Peter Skinner Clark

Biography of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Skinner Clark

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Skinner Clark graduated MB CM from the University of Glasgow in 1900. Born in Auchtermuchty in 1872, Clark enrolled at the University of Glasgow, graduating BSc and MB in 1890, and CM with commendation in 1900.

Upon leaving the University, Clark served in the Anglo-Boer war as a civilian surgeon with the Royal Army Medical Corps. After having been invalided back to the UK, Clark returned to South Africa to set up a medical practice, where he worked until the outbreak of WWI in 1914. Serving with the South African Medical Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Clark was promoted to the temporary command of Brigadier-General, and in 1918 received the DSO in recognition of his medical skill and meritorious service. Returning to London in October 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Skinner Clark continued practising medicine, acquiring a practice in the West End. He died suddenly from dysentery in March, 1920.


Lieutenant Colonel Peter Skinner Clark
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment: South African Medical Corps
Degree: BSc, MB CM
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- Montrose Review, March 12, 1920 - Cape Argus article, Monday November 26, 2018, Dominic Newman - With thanks to Dominic Newman for providing information on his great-grandfather

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