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William John Albert CLARKE

Regimental number1688
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address130 Alexander Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Victoria Clarke, 130 Alexander Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy fire as runner and guide. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 3 September 1916

Italian Bronze Medal


Gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy fire as runner and guide. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 30 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Medals

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2800 Pte William Frederick Arthur CLARKE, 11th Bn, killed in action, 25 July 1916.

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