The Airmen's Stories - P/O D Stewart-Clark
Dudley Stewart-Clark, of West Lothian, was born on 17th July 1911 and educated at Eton. He joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on September 1st 1939 he completed his training and was with 603 Squadron at Dyce in June 1940.
On July 3rd Stewart-Clark shared in the destruction of a Ju88, on the 6th he shared a Do17 and on the 15th and 16th he shared He111’s. He was shot down by Hauptmann Bode of II/JG 26 over the Channel off Margate on September 3rd in Spitfire X4185. Stewart-Clark baled out, wounded, and was admitted to Chelmsford Hospital.
He was killed on September 19th 1941, as a Flight Lieutenant with 72 Squadron. His Spitfire Vb W3516 was shot down off the French coast near Gravelines.
He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery, France.
He is also commemorated on a family memorial at St. Cuthbert’s Church Cemetery,