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Gustave William CLARKE

Regimental number1735
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheetmetal worker
Address16 Short Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Clarke, 16 Short Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Discharge date1 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

, Western Front

Admitted to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli, 2 July 1915 (cellulitis, right arm), and transferred to Mudros; transferred to Malta, 9 July 1915; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 13 July 1915; to St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 21 July 1915; to St Patrick's Hospital, 1 September 1915; embarked for Egypt, 6 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 15 October 1915. Embarked to rejoin unit, 18 October 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 30 October 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 January 1917 (multiple bullet wounds, right thigh; severe); admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 January 1917; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 January 1917; to England, 26 January 1917, and admitted to Royal Victorian Hospital, Netley, 27 January 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 10 June 1917; rejoined unit, 29 June 1917. Promoted Corporal, 15 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 April 1918; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 April 1918 (shell wound, left leg); transferred to 7th Canadian General Hospital, 28 April 1918; transferred to England, 29 April 1918, and admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 30 April 1918. Granted furlough, 15 June 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veney, 29 June 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 6 September 1918; rejoined unit, 23 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919; discharged, 1 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/07/1961

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