Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Clark, William Ronaldson

Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps (assigned to Supervision of German Prison Camps, Isle of Man)

Biography: Son of Rev. John Sim Clark, Free Church Minister, Foveran ; born Edinburgh, 18 September 1860 ; educated Grammar School, Old Aberdeen ; graduated M.A., 1881 ; M.B., 1884 ; D.P.H., 1897. He entered the Indian Medical Service in 1887, and served in the Chitral Expedition, 1895. He held the post of Civil Surgeon in various big Stations in the Punjab, including Simla. Colonel Clark retired from India in 1915 on account of ill-health, but as soon as possible joined the R.A.M.C. and worked at the Home Office in London as Medical referee for German civil prisoners. In spring 1918 he was sent to the Isle of Man in connection with the Supervision of German Prison Camps and was on duty there till his death in February 1919, working up to the last with characteristic energy and enthusiasm, in spite of very indifferent health.

Date of Death: 04 February 1919

Burial Details: Buried at Douglas Cemetery, Isle of Man, P. 39.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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