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Robert CLARK

Regimental number688
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
Address133 Mt. Alexander Road, Flemington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Clark, 133 Mt. Alexander Road, Flemington, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Discharge date16 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 5 April 1915. Sentenced to 14 days' detention for refusing to obey the orders of his superior officer: sent to Alexandria, 10 July 1915. Returned from detention, 22 July 1915. Transferred to ANZAC Corps Headquarters, 2 November 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916.

Marched out to ANZAC Entertainment Bn, 14 April 1917; to 2nd Divisional Train, 22 August 1917. Found guilty of neglecting to obey Company orders and having incomplete equipment, 5 September 1917: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

On leave to Paris from Belgium, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit, 21 February 1918. Found guilty of being absent without leave for 2 days: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Admitted to hospital, 26 April 1918; transferred to England, 1 May 1918 (inflamed groin), and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 2 May 1918 (abcess, groin). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 May 1918; to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 31 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda' (submarine duty), 20 October 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 15 December 1918; discharged, 16 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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