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Wendell Inglis CLARK

Date of birth--/11/1871
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressGlenorchy, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Francis Clark, Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps

Capt (RMO)

Unit: 40th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 16 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Grace CLARK

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He remained on duty for nearly three days with only four hours rest, attending to over 300 cases of wounded, and working mostly under extremely heavy fire. On many previous occasions he has done excellent work whilst under fire, displaying the greatest courage and devotion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Militry Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 August 1939
Age at death54
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

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