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Clarence Rea CLIFTON

Regimental number7213
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolFootscray State School no. 253, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStone mason
AddressFootscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs L E Clifton, 317 Barkly Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceEngineers Citizen Forces
Enlistment date2 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7213B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1918
Place of death or woundingTincourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Elizabeth Sarah CLIFTON, Tunstall, Victoria. Born at Footscray, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2595 Pte Ernest John CLIFTON, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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