|Place of birth||Hertford, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Calarie, via Forbes, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27.2|
|Next of kin||Father, E. Clarke, St Margarets, Hertfordshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Orange, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Photo: Peter Dennis|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.
Married Florence May ABRAHAM, spinster, aged 30, Parish Church, Roydon, Essex, 23 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; joined 2nd Bn, in the field, 18 December 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 25 May 1917 (myalgia) ; transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 June 1917 (trench feet); to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 5 June 1917 (cardiac: valvular disorder of the heart); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 21 June 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 26 November 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 4 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 February 1918.
Found guilty, 21 July 1918, of being absent without leave, 10 am to 8.15 pm, 20 July 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.
Wounded in action, 18 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 19 September 1918; to England, 22 September 1918, and admitted to Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester (gun shot wound: severe); discharged on furlough, 11 November 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 November 1918.
Granted leave without pay and allowances, 18 December 1918 to 18 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 8 October 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 29 November 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 23 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Forbes Cemetery, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLARKE Edward|