Clarence Henry BATTESE

Regimental number711
Place of birthCasino New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCasino, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Jack Battese, Casino, New South Wales
Previous military service13th Infantry
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll711A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 14 February 1916. Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, 9 October 1916. Wounded in action, 25 September 1917. Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 May 1918.
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Age at death20
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI< Row G, Grave No. 6), France

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. displayed great personal bravery and devotion to duty during the advance near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on 29th July 1918. He rushed an enemy post killing the garrison of 6 and capturing a machine gun. Later, during daylight, this N.C.O., single-handed went out into "No Man's Land" and captured two of the enemy, taking cover in the crops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal