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Clarence Eden CLARKE

Regimental number351
Date of birth--/02/1889
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIndent agent
AddressArdura, Harrison Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Clark, Ardura, Harrison Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 1 August 1917


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 1 December 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Cross

'On 3rd October 1918, when the right flank of the battalion was held up in the attack on the Beaurevoir system, north of St. Quentin, he on his own initiative worked out on the flank with two machine guns and four men in order to bring cross fire to bear on the enemy's strong post at Lamotte Farm. By his prompt and most gallant action he drew the fire off our men, and his cross fire assisted greatly in the taking of the enemy strong post.'
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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