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Arthur George CLERKE

Regimental number1830
Place of birthSheffield, Tasmania
SchoolFriends High School, Hobart. Tamania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressSheffield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Thomas John Clerke, Wilmot, Tasmania
Previous military service26th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 January 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 27), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas John and Ella CLERKE, Wilmot, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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