Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

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The following obituary for Bouverie Francis Clark appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
21 November 1922


We regret to announce that Vice-Admiral Sir Bouverie Francis Clark, K.C.B., died in London yesterday of heart failure, aged 80.
The son of Rear-Admiral William Clark, he was born on March 10, 1842. Entering the Navy on October 12, 1854, he served as a cadet of the Cossack in the Baltic during the Russian War, and was present at the bombardment of Sveaborg and several minor actions, receiving the medal. As a midshipman and acting mate of the Ariel, on the East Coast of Africa, he was constantly employed in boat cruising capturing several slave dhows, often under fire. For this he was promoted to lieutenant on April 17, 1862. During the New Zealand War, 1863-5, he served in the Esk, being landed with the Naval Brigade in the Waikato district, for which he was awarded the medal. His promotions to commander and captain took place in 1872 and 1884 respectively, and when captain of the AnsonExternal link he received the silver medal “al Valor di Marina” from the King of Italy for the services he rendered at the wreck of the Utopia in Gibraltar Bay in 1891. In July, 1896, he was appointed Director of Transports at the Admiralty, and held the office with ability and success for five years, including the greater part of the Boer War. He retired in 1897, his subsequent promotions being on the retired list. The K.C.B. was conferred on him in November, 1900, and from 1902 to 1911 he received a naval pension for good service on the active list.

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