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Leslie Norman CLARK

Regimental number2647
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Victoria
AddressCroxton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Evelyn Clark, Emo Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at 20th Casualty Clearing Station; buried at Doignt; awarded MM in April 1918 at Villers Bretonneux; bar gained in September 1918 when fatally wounded.
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1918
Place of death or woundingNot known
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Charles John and Clara CLARK, husband of Alice E. CLARK, Gladstone Avenue, Northcote, Victoria. Native of Williamstown, Victoria

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Near BELLICOURT on 29th September this N.C.O. displayed the greatest courage and coolness during an enemy counter attack. He organised and personally led a party of bombers, drove back the enemy and succeeded in establishing a bombing block which he continued to hold until severely wounded. His prompt action and bold leadership were the means of relieving a critical situation and were a splendid example to all.'
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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