Markle, Clifford M.


d. July 15, 1944

American Red Cross



In WWI, Clifford Markle was gassed and became a POW of the German Army.

After he was freed, Clifford wrote a book about his experiences as a prisoner in the German Prisoner of War Camp (William Howard Taft wrote the forward).

During the same time Clifford moved his family to Bronxville, where after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Clifford was denied entrance into the service in WWII because of related health issues sustained in WWI, so he enlisted as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross.

Clifford M. Markle was killed while driving his ambulance, after visiting his son, Gordon Mears Markle, who was stationed nearby in North Africa.

His brother-in-law was Noel Bleeker Fox.