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Henry Edward George CLARK

Regimental number2583
Place of birthBalaclava, Victoria
Other NamesHenry Edward
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressLong Plains, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Clark, Long Plains, South Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of this Battalion near BELLICOURT from 29th September/1st October Lance Corporal CLARK displayed much gallantry, courage and initiative. On one occasion seeing some of the enemy in a village in a position very dangerous to the safety of his platoon by reason of the flank being exposed to their fire, he on his own initiative entered the village surprising the enemy and single handed capturing a number of prisoners. Right through the whole advance Lance Corporal CLARK's work was excellent and deserving of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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