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James Purcell CLARK

Date of birth2 February 1876
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
OccupationBarrister and solicitor
AddressNewtown, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Clark, Sunnyside Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 44th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsWar Service: Western Front Medals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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