Flying Officer Theodore Marcus CLARK

Service No: 402310
Born: Turramurra NSW, 20 August 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 August 1940
Unit: Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (Oveseas Aircraft Delivery Unit Wellington aircraft DV417), Western Mediterranean, 9 January 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sir Reginald Marcus Clark, K.B.E., and Lady Clark; husband of Kathleen Mary Clark, of Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Killara NSW
Remembered: Panel 109, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: St. James World War 1, World War 2, and Combined Honour Rolls, Turramurra NSW
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War 2 Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

At night on 9 January 1942 Wellington DV417 took off from Gibraltar in transit on a delivery flight to the Middle East, and failed to arrive at Malta. No communication was established with the aircraft and it is assumed that the crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of DV417 were:

Sergeant John Bayliss (567972) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Theodore Marcus Clark (402310) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Arthur Henry Cadell Corser (404452) (Pilot)
Sergeant Robert James Ledlie (960555) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer John Mellor Marchington (104575) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Wilfred Lloyd Taylerson (1061230) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/26/166
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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