Lieutenant-Colonel Bowcher Clarke with staff from his battalion headquarters near the Forest of Nieppe, April 1918
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1918.
This photograph was taken during the Battle of the Lys (7-29 April 1918), the German Spring offensive in Flanders. Clarke's battalion, the 4th Worcestershire, was then stationed at La Crêche near Bailleul, where it helped beat off successive attacks until relieved on 15 April.
From an album of 134 photographs compiled by Brigadier Bowcher Campbell Stenhouse Clarke DSO (1882-1969).
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection