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VC751   Leo Clarke

Name   Leo Clarke   No.   72132   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   751   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Acting Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Acting Corporal

Place Of Birth   Waterdown, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   No. 1 General Hospital, Etretat, near Le Harve, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Etretat Churchyard & Extension, near Le Harve, Seine-Maritime, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row C, Grave 3A

Gazetted   20 October 1916

VC Presented   3 April 1917 by the Governor-General of Canada the 9th Duke of Devonshire at Winnipeg, Canada to his father, Henry Trevelyan


P  Headstone, Etretat Churchyard & Extension, near Le Harve, Seine-Maritime, France

Bronze Plaque On Lamp Post,  Valour Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Plaque,  Royal Canadian Legion Post, Hamilton Street, Waterdown, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Named On Water Tower, Poziers, Somme, France

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on Water Tower, Pozieres, Somme, France

By The Way…

Born as Lionel Beaumaurice Clarke

One of three men to have lived on Pine Street (later named Valour Road), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to be awarded the VC

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



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The First World War

BORN   1 December 1892

DIED   19 October 1916   AGE   23

VC Won   9 September 1916   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Near Pozieres, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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Thank you to Tony Goddard for the photos of the Water Tower at Pozieres