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Joseph CLARK

Regimental number2125
Place of birthMaldon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Address58 Grosvenor Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 8.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Clark, 58 Grosvenor Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1916
Discharge date20 August 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 10/1208 Pte Percival CLARK, Wellington Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, returned to New Zealand, 7 August 1915; 2124 Pte Robert CLARK, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915; admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 August 1915 (bomb wound, buttock); transferred to Alexandria, and arrived, 13 August 1915 (gun shot wound, lower extremities and neck); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 August 1915; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 August 1915 (shrapnel wounds, leg and neck); to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 3 December 1915; discharged to Active Service, 9 December 1915; marched into Australian Overseas Base, Tel el Kebir, 28 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Cairo, 31 March 1916, and transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 31 March 1916 (chronic rheumatism).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aramadale', 21 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit: gonorrhoeal rheumatism), Melbourne, 20 August 1916.

Medals: originally ruled ineligible for war medals; medals granted, 1924.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK Joseph

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