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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Clarke E H
CLARKE, Lt Col (Ernest) Henry (1909-1998)
Created [1970]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Decorations: OBE

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Communication process
  • Documents
  • Group communication
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military communications
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Clarke, Ernest Henry, 1909-1998, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Royal Corps of Signals


  • Middle East
  • Sicily, Italy

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