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Robert CLARK

Regimental number2124
Place of birthMaldon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address58 Grosvenor Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Clark, 58 Grosvenor Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the 49th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
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 8 May 1916
Discharge date5 September 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2125 Pte Joseph CLARK, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 May 1916; 10/1208 Pte Percival CLARK, Wellington Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, returned to New Zealand, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, back); admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 8 August 1915; transferred to HT 'Sicilia', 9 August 1915, and admitted to No 15 General Hospital, Alexandria; transferred to England, 15 September 1915, and admitted to 5th London General Hospital (St Thomas), 24 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (wounded: shrapnel, lumbar region), Melbourne, 5 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 October 1967
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK Robert

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