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Harry Searle CLIFFORD

Regimental number12
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address35 Gordon Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Searle, 35 Gordon Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


For most faithful and effective work. Has always shown greatest courage and his work has been of great value to the comfort of the men both in the trenches and billets.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Other details

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

Date of death14 February 1958
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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