|Place of birth||Nackara, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, T Clarken, Nackara, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil (exempt area under the Compulsory Military Training scheme)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to 48th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 6 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right leg: severe), and admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 August 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train No 23, 7 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 8 August 1916. Transferred to England, 10 August 1916, and admitted same day to Wharncliffe War Hospital, Middlewood Road, Sheffield. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 December 1916; discharged on furlough, 18 December 1916, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 January 1917.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 3 January 1917 (venereal disease); marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, from hospital, 8 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 20 March 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, 26 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 April 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 15 April 1917 (gun shot wound, thigh), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 April 1917; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 23 April 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 27 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 May 1917.
Found guilty, 24 May 1917, of drunkenness on 23 May 1917: fined 2/6, and awarded 7 days' confined to camp.
Detached for duty to 4th Australian Division, 21 Septermber 1917; rejoined Bn, 2 October 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 24 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 August 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 24 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 26 September 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLARKEN Thomas Michael|