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Robert Henry CLARK

Regimental number1540
Date of birth--/01/1888
Place of birthFiji
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Leweka', Beaury Creek, Urbenville via Tabalam, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mra Elsie Adelade Clark, 'Leweka', Beaury Crek, Urbenville via Tabalam, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 27 March 1916


Unit: ART Div 2
Promotion date: 1 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 13 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919

Military Cross

'During the operations east of Ponchaux on the morning of 8th October 1918, he did excellent work as Brigade Forward Observation Officer. He pushed up close to infantry, jumping off line prior to zero hour, and, owing to casualties, took charge of the battalion, and moved from company officer to company officer, with the result that the whole unit moved off. He stayed in actual command of the battalion, directing their advance under heavy fire, for at least 1,000 yards, when he handed over to one of the company officers.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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