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Robert William CLARKE

Regimental number25468
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Jackson, Cairns PO, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Cadets, Brisbane.
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 21, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/131/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 29 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 October 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 27 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1956
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARKE Robert William

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