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Edgar George CLARKE

Regimental number1896
Place of birthLucknow New South Wales
SchoolState School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor driver
AddressGraftonRoad, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Robert Clarke, Grafton Road, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Previous military serviceHome defence
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1919
Place of death or woundingDoignies, Belgium
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLebucquiere COmmunal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Margaret CLARKE, Doradilla Mine, Bourke, New South Wales. Native of Lucknow, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother to 2587 Corporal W R Clarke, 1st Pioneers Battalion
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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