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Cyril James CLARK

Regimental number4473
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCascades, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs E J Clark c/o Mrs C Batton, Cascades, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Alice CLARK
Medals

Military Medal

'Bravery and devotion to duty at VILLERS BRETONNEUX night 24th/25th April, 1918. As one of the gun numbers in the advance he was severely wounded, but, refusing to leave or give up his load of S.A.A. until the objective was reached and the guns in action, he, by his example and great cheerfulness under heavy fire - several members of gun teams having been killed or wounded - greatly inspired the remaining men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.15
Date: O4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February
Age at death24
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

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