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Regimental number5861
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressStation Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Clarkesmith, Station Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 13 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurs, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 7), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ethel CLARKESMITH, Broughton Street, Canterbury, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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