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Edwin Johns CLARK

Regimental number3353
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinSister, Elizabeth Baker, c/o W H Baker, Glen Osmond Road, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; appointed Corporal for voyage only; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917, and marched into 11th Training Bn, Codford, and reverted to Private.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 7 July 1917 (not yet diagnosed); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from hospital, 18 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 16 September 1917.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 8 April 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death12 October 1917
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK Edwin Johns

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