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Regimental number2296
Place of birthWarialda New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaintenance man
AddressWarialda, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinCousin, Mrs Jane Darlington, Warialda, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations against enemy positions south of the SOMME east of HAMEL, on 8th August, 1918. Alone Private CLARKE rushed a post in ACCROCHE WOOD, killed two of the enemy and captured 3 prisoners. On reaching LONG VALLEY he assisted in the capture of three Field Guns and 20 prisoners. On another occasion he rushed a post single handed and brought back 3 prisoners. Throughout the operation he distinguished himself by his great daring and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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