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William Arthur CLARKE

Regimental number3938
Place of birthWestbury, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Deloraine, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressExeter, West Tamar, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Clarke, Exeter, West Tamar, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 8 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.6
Place of burialMerville Communal Cemetery (Plot VI, Row P, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Ellen CLARKE. Native of Deloraine, Tasmania

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