Worthing Herald 6th January 1956 Also awarded the M.B.E. is Mr Alfred Wyness Nile Clark, of Ashacre-lane, an Assistant Principal Clerk to the Board of Inland Revenue, Worthing. He was born in a sailing ship in Valparaiso Harbour. His father, a sea captain, took him round the world one and a half times before he was five. The name of the ship was the Nile - hence Mr Clark's unusual third name. Joining the Inland Revenue when he was 17, he has served in it for 43 years and is in the assessments division. Why didn't he take up the sea as his career ? “My father said he would shoot me if I wanted to go to sea,” he recalled. “It was very hard life - but it never seemed to do my father any harm.” Mr Clark came to Worthing with his family in 1936 to live, and began working here in 1950, when the Goring offices were opened. A keen sportsman, he played rugby in his younger days for the Civil Service first team, Brighton and Bradford, but later gave this up in favour of golf and is this year's captain of Hill Barn Golf Club. He has three children. His elder daughter, Mrs Brenda Roberts, went to the High School for Girls, passed her B.Sc. at London, and is married a Colonial official in Lagos, Nigeria. His younger daughter, now Mrs Shirley Ely, having married in October, is also an old High School girl, and recently gained her B.A. degree at Liverpool. Martin, aged 17 is at the High School for Boys, and recently won a scholarship to Peterhouse, Cambridge.