Sir Ernest Clark


Sir Ernest Clark Famous memorial

Plumstead, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Death 26 Aug 1951 (aged 87)
Seaton, East Devon District, Devon, England
Burial Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Memorial ID 172829633 View Source

15th Governor of Tasmania. He served as governor from 4 August 1933 to 4 August 1945. Prior to serving as governor, he studied at King's College in London and entered the civil service working for Treasury in 1881. He became a lawyer in 1894 and joined the Treasury's legal staff. He was then sent to Cape Colony in South Africa to establish the colony's taxation procedures. After the war, he was appointed to the Board of Inland Revenue as assistant secretary and deputy inspector of taxes. In 1920 he was appointed to Northern Ireland as assistant under-secretary. Impressing the Prime Minister of Australia, Joseph Lyons, during a 1928 visit to Australia, Lyons may have been a key factor in his appointment as Governor of Tasmania. His term as governor was extended three times due to the Second World War. He is best remembered because of his visits to all parts of the state, encouraging morale during the war. He was given the rare honor of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George at the end of hostilities. He returned to England in 1945. After his death, his remains were shipped to Tasmania for interment.

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  • Added: 16 Nov 2016
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Ernest Clark (13 Apr 1864–26 Aug 1951), Find a Grave Memorial ID 172829633, citing Cornelian Bay Cemetery And Crematorium, Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia ; Maintained by Find a Grave .