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CLARKE, Lt Col (Ernest) Henry (1909-1998)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Clarke E H
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: CLARKE, Lt Col (Ernest) Henry (1909-1998)
Date(s): Created [1970]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Clarke | (Ernest) Henry | 1909-1998 | Lieutenant Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1909; educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals, 1929; Technical Royal Corps of Signals Training, Catterick, Yorkshire, 1929-1931; 2 Divisional Signal Regt, Aldershot, Hampshire, 1931-1933; Lt, 1932; served with 13 Corps Signal Regt, Indian Signal Corps, Rawalpindi and Karachi, India, 1934-1939; Capt, 1938; posted to 1 Anti Aircraft Bde Signal Sqn, Hampshire, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Adjutant, 1 Anti Aircraft Signal Regt, Territorial Army, London, 1939-1940; service with 53 (Welsh) Div Signal Regt, East Anglia, 1940; served with 61 Div Signal Regt, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1940-1941; temporary Maj, 1941; Staff Officer to Chief Signals Officer, Headquarters, 3 Corps, Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1941-1942; served in Basra, Iraq, and Khorramshah and Qom, Iran, with 10 Army, 1942-1943; service in Sicily, Italy, and Allied Forces Headquarters Algiers, Algeria, 1943-1945; Maj, 1946; Staff Officer to Chief Air Formation Signals Officer, RAF Headquarters, Germany, 1946-1948; Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), 1948; Senior Officers School, Devizes, Wiltshire, 1948; British Army Mission to Burma, 1949-1951; Lt Col, 1951; Chief Signals Officer, 1 Anti Aircraft Group, London, 1951-1955; Commanding Officer, Signal Regt, Territorial Army, 1955-1957; retired 1957; died 1998.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of manuscript memoir relating to Clarke's life and career, 1909-1957, especially to his service as a signals officer in the Middle East, Sicily and Italy, 1942-1945.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Copy made by the Centre from original supplied by the family in 1999.

Allied Materials

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National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 1999

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