|Place of birth||Evandale, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||24.9|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Loris E Clarke, Evandale, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 12th Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, Evandale; time expired.|
|Place of enlistment||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Excellent work as stretcher bearer in Gueudecourt Sector from 8-10 November 1917.'
Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'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
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLARKE Samuel John|