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Samuel John CLARKE

Regimental number2229
Place of birthEvandale, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressEvandale, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 9"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Loris E Clarke, Evandale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 12th Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, Evandale; time expired.
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Excellent work as stretcher bearer in Gueudecourt Sector from 8-10 November 1917.'
Recommendation date: 27 January 1917

Military Medal


Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Privates CLARKE and O'NEILL, were stretcher bearers and were untiring in their efforts to carry back wounded men over exceedingly heavy country, the rapid advance of the battalion making this a very long and arduous task. Private CLARKE was previously recommended for work at MOUQUET FARM.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', 12 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 14 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARKE Samuel John

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