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Clarence Meredith WRENCH

Regimental number5972
Date of birth8 August 1897
Place of birthChilders, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J R Wrench, Childers, Queensland
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 2 February 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'In an opeation against an enemy position this officer displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash and ability and rushed a machine gun post, killing or taking the occupants prisoners and capturing a machine gun. He set his men a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Discharge date24 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q185226, Temporary Captain; appointed Temporary Major, 27 February 1942.

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