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Clarence Arthur LADE

Regimental number5131
Place of birthRingarooma Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMarford, North West Coast, Tasmania
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr A T Lade, Harford, North West Coast, Tasmania
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For his great bravery and coolness during the enemy attack at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April 1918. he kept his Lewis Gun in action under very heavy fire and inflicted great losses on the enemy. When his platoon was obliged to swing back owing to its flank being exposed, he covered the movement by keeping his gun in action until the last moment, enabling the platoon to withdraw intact. Later in the day he was separated from his section, but carried the gun and all accessories himself, keeping it in action for the remainder of the day. Throughout the day he showed conspicuous gallantry and coolness.'

Family/military connectionsCousin: 441 Sergeant Cyrus Havelock LADE, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 23 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1966
Age at death79
Place of burialDeloraine Cemetery, Tasmania

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