Contributed by: Nigel Gayner, on 2008-11-06
|Year of Birth||Unknown|
|Year of Death||Unknown|
|Regiment||Royal Marine Light Infantry|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Southend-on-Sea, Essex|
My maternal grandfather, Will Percy Clark, joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry while slightly under age.
Wounded at Zeebrugge
He later took part in the raid on Zeebrugge from HMS Iris, a converted ferry. During the raid he was badly wounded in the leg and later hospitalised at Queen Mary's hospital Southend (later the Palace Hotel). His injury required him to wear a device that incorporated a spring to enable him to kick his leg forward when walking.
More details to follow.