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Clarence Clive WARNECKE

Regimental number961
Place of birthSaddleworth, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressF. Warnecke, Saddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frank Warnecke, Saddleworth, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date26 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 2811 Private Roy Sidney THOMPSON, 10th Battalion, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

War service: joined 3rd Light horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 2 October 1915.

Sick to hospital, 29 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria from HS 'Galeka', 9 November 1915 (enteric), and admitted to 21st General Hospital (dysentery); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Ras el Tin, 3 December 1915; discharged to Overseas Base, 21 December 1915; rejoined unit, 26 January 1916.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 10 September 1917 (pyrexia); transferred to Convalescent Depot, 12 October 1917 (malaria); discharged to Base Details, 16 November 1917.

Found guilty, 29 October 1917, of when on active service breaking out of barracks about 7 pm, 26 October, and remaining absent until apprehended by the Military Police about 10 pm, 26 October 1917: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 17 November 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 22 November 1917 (orchitis); discharged, 30 November 1917.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 4 January 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 16 July 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 6 December 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 11 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 26 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1968
Age at death74
Place of burialBerri Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WARNECKE Clarence Clive

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