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Allen Alexander CLARKE

Regimental number176
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressPO, Kilmore East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J. Clarke, PO. Kilmore East, Victoria
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Company Engineers Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 December 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For constant devotion to duty between 14th November and 7th December, 1916. Sergeant CLARKE was in charge of a forward Test Dug out on the route between York Trench and Brigade Headquarters at FLERS. His section was, day and night, being continually destroyed by shell ire, but by his sense of duty occupied with determination and disregard for shell fire he was able to secure the routes and thus keep established the cables between Brigade Headquarters and York Trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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