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Clarence Garfield PAGE

Regimental number1166
Place of birthWoodford Island, Clarence River, New South Wales
SchoolSt Andrews College, University of Sydney
Other trainingTheological Student
OccupationTheological student
AddressPublic School, Gresford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, F. Page, Public School, Gresford, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2166
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialAdanac Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Jane PAGE, Peel Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales. Native of Clarence River, New South Wales

Military Medal

'At Lone Pine this N.C.O. showed great bravery and initiative in running two telephone wires across open ground between our own and the captured trenches under very heavy artillery and machine gun fire. As a result of this gallant action communication was able to be maintained with the captured position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 542 Pte Thomas Aldwyn McDonald PAGE, 3rd Bn, died of wounds, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 18 August 1915; 210 Sergeant John Rowland PAGE, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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