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Peter CLARK

Regimental number6001
Place of birthMackay Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLocomotive driver
AddressSavannah, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Clark, Savannah, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMeteren, France
Date of death24 April 1918
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 774), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Elizabeth CLARK, Savannah, Queensland
Medals

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE 0n 20th September, 1917 during the operations in GLENCORSE and POLYGONVELDE WOODS, Pte. CLARK, after his section commander was killed, took charge and led his men into action, showing splendid skill, pluck and determination. After the objective was captured he established an outpost where he resisted an enemy counter-attack. He remained at this post until he was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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