2005 - Douglas Clark MM


Born: 1891; Ellenborough, Cumbria

Died: 1951

Position: Loose Forward Club: Huddersfield

Douglas enjoyed great sporting success in Rugby League and Wrestling, while he was also World War I veteran.

Cumbria born, the loose forward served Huddersfield with distinction between 1909 and 1927, while representing Cumberland, England and Great Britain.

Clark also served in World War I on the front line in France in 1917, earning the Military Medal (MM) for his efforts, before returning to Wrestling where he became World Heavyweight Champion.

Back in League, the versatile forward scored a hat-trick of tries as Huddersfield won the 1913 Championship Final, while he played in the famous 'Rorke's Drift Test' in Sydney when Great Britain beat Australia with 11 men in 1914 and he won 'All Four Cups' in 1915.