Discharged due to demobilization at Ottawa, Ontario, December 31, 1918. Brother of Lieutenant Joseph William Greig Clark, RAF.
Newspaperman, soldier, outdoorsman, and humorist.
During the Great War he went overseas as a Lieutenant with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (joined in the field on 23-11-1916, later became Captain, and was Acting Major/Adjutant from 28-12-1917 to 29-8-1918. He was Struck off Strength from the 4th CMR on 2-10-1918.
He won the Military Cross at Vimy Ridge, the only surviving officer in his company.
He was the principle reason for the high quality of the 4th CMR Regimental Diary.
The son of Joseph Thomas Clark and Sarah Louisa Greig, Gregory Clark was married to Helen Scott Murray on August 15, 1916, just days before he shipped overseas during the Great War and did not see his bride again for 2 years, 309 days.
He returned to the Toronto Star as a reporter and for the next 30 years he covered major news events, including the Great Haileybury Fire of 1922, the Lindbergh Kidnap Trial and many others. One of his friends/coworkers at The Star was Ernest Hemmingway. He began to write humour stories for the Star's companion publication, the Toronto Star Weekly, later the Weekender which appeared in many Canadian newspapers. The most popular of these featured the comic misadventures of Clark and his hunting and fishing companion, cartoonist Jimmie Frise.
In WWII Clark went overseas as a war correspondent. His son, Lt James Murray Clark, was killed in action near Rouen on September 17, 1944 while serving with the Regina Rifles. He was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and awarded the Service Medal of the Order of Canada (see Canada Gazette July 6, 1967). Author of 13 books and countless articles,
Canadian Journalism Foundation and click on the biography link
The Legacy Voices Project is the process of digitizing Greg Clark's military records for November 11th,2013