In Memoriam: Edmund (Eddie) Clark 1928 – 2017

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Edmund Clark - in memoriam
Edmund (Eddie) Clark was born in Dundee, Scotland on 4th June 1928. After leaving school, where he was a keen sportsman and prize-winning student of English, Eddie joined up with the 1st Bn The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), serving in Britain, Gibraltar, Italy, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaya. Eddie enjoyed a long career in the military.

After leaving the military, he settled into a career in the prison service at HMP Brixton, and also learned to fly as a civilian pilot in the 1970s. In 1982, Eddie settled with his family in Streatham, Southwest London, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 2000, Eddie assumed the responsibility of laying out the Cameronian plot for the annual Field of Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey. He proudly and enthusiastically carried out this duty for sixteen years, later in collaboration with the British Legion, and particularly enjoyed writing up accounts of the events for The Covenanter, the regimental journal.

In addition to a lifelong love of music and literature, Eddie was a passionate supporter of Wimbledon FC (later AFC Wimbledon. Eddie is survived by his daughter Helen and her husband Simon and his grandson Ashley and his wife Cathy.

Ashley Clark

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Edmund (Eddie) Clark 1928 – 2017

It is with great sadness that that I have to report the recent demise of Eddie Clark after a long illness.Eddie was a staunch Cameronian, he set up and ran our Regimental plot at Westminster for many years. Many will remember him with great fondness and will regret his passing.

Brian A S Leishman MBE

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