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John Ross CLARK

Regimental number583
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolArmadale State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationProcess engraver
Address3 Gordon grove, Malvern
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Charles Ross Clark, 8 Gordon Grove, Malvern
Previous military service46 Reg Brighton Rifles - Citizen Forces
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 8 December 1915

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined C Co. 24 Btn at Broadmeadows; promoted 2LT in Gallipoli, December 1915.
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres british Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 2), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Ross and Christina CLARK, 8 Gordon Grove, Malvern, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2Lt Harold Ross Clark, killed in action Messines Road 16 ? 1917;brother in law: Lt Hunert Percy Fraser 22 Btn, killed in action 3 May 1917.

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