|Clark||Robert Leaver||Major||CLARK, ROBERT LEAVER, Major, was born 20 February 1862. He entered the Army as Inspector of Ordnance Machinery; became 2nd Class Inspector 1 April, 1896; (attached) 1st Class 24 January 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the advance on Kimberley; during operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; during operations in Orange River Colony, May to November 1900; in the operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; during operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to September 1901, and October 1901 to 31 May 1902; in the operations in Cape Colony, September and October 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Leaver Clark, Inspector of Ordnance Machinery, 1st Class, and Honorary Major AOD. In recognition of services in the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Chief Inspector 1 August 1907. He served during the European War; became Lieutenant Colonel 27 August 1918, and received the OBE Major Clark married, in 1914, Dorothy, eldest daughter of J E Moulton, King's Heath, Worcestershire.|
DSO, OBE (1st m), QSA (3) CC OFS Trans (Maj DSO AOD), KSA (2) (Maj DSO AOD), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col), 1911 Coronation, Order of the White Eagle (Serbia) 4th Class with swords. Private Collection July 1992.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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