Clark, Thomas Henry

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Lieutenant Thomas Clark, who came, in the old phrase, "aft through the hawsehole".

Having joined Black Prince as a Boy Seaman in 1903, and become a PO (NS) by the age of 23 on the Battleship Irresistible, he qualified as an Acting Warrant Officer (Mate) in torpedo and gunnery courses at Vernon and Excellent in 1912/13, despite doubts by his Captain about his table manners when mixing with officers. He joined Black Prince again in March 1916, becoming a Lieutenant on 18 April 1916, sadly for him, in the same ship.

This photo was clearly taken earlier in his career, at latest when serving as a PO.

via Martin Green