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Name: Edward Denman Clarke
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 45
Victories: 6
Born: 21 May 1898
Place of Birth: Kaja, Hammarland, Ă…land Islands, Finland
Died: 05 September 1966
Place of Death: Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
The son of Alexander Felix and Alice Wilhelmina (Norwood) Clarke, Edward Denman Clarke was educated at Eton and, as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps, received a Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate on 22 August 1916. He was posted to 45 Squadron in 1917. He scored his first victory whilst flying two-seaters. He scored 5 more victories flying the Sopwith Camel before being wounded on 26 October 1917. In latter life Clarke was managing director of Saunders-Roe Ltd. and was made a CBE.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Edward Denman Clarke, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shot down five enemy machines. In an attack he repeatedly dived to within fifty feet of the enemy infantry, firing between 500 and 600 rounds. Though struck by a piece of shell, which wounded him in both arms and shattered both petrol tanks, he succeeded in gliding back behind our lines.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Aug 1917 0915 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1048) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Bellewarde Lake
2 03 Sep 1917 1310 45 Sopwith Camel (B2327) Albatros D.III (DESF) Zandvoorde
3 14 Sep 1917 1424 45 Sopwith Camel (B2327) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Merckem
4 20 Sep 1917 1120 45 Sopwith Camel (B2327) Albatros D.V (DES) Passchendaele
5 26 Sep 1917 1650 45 Sopwith Camel (B2327) C (DES) E of Zillebeke
6 20 Oct 1917 1240 45 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.V (OOC) Kastelhoek

1 Observer Lt George Brooke
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