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William Edward Wesley CLARKE

Regimental number3943
Place of birthSmeaton, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs L H Clarke, Mole Creek, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 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
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollTunnelling Company
Other details from Roll of Honour Circularenlisted 25 August 1915 and embarked for 12 Battalion with 12th Reinforcement; taken on strength 1st Pioneer Battalion 18 March 1916; transferred to 2nd Tunnelling Company 3 July 1916.
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 6), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Mole Creek, Tasmania

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