Tennyson George CLARKE

Regimental number183
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address40 George Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L M Clarke, 40 George Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in Senior Cadets (2 years in old scheme; 3 years under Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommisioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 10 September 1916

Bar to Military Cross

Shown as Clark.
Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1920
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He made most valuable reconnaissances obtaining most important information. Later, he conducted several units to the front trenches under very heavy fire, displaying great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARKE Tennyson George