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Clifford A CLARK

Regimental number1414
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressStanley via Beechworth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinStep-Mother, Mrs Sophia Clark, Stanley via Beechworth, Victoria
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 October 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on the BEAUREVOIR system, North of ST. QUENTIN, on 3rd October, 1918, this N.C.O. voluntarily carried ammunition and bombs to Companies in the line under very heavy machine gun fire at a time when it was urgently needed. He personally attended to the organisation of all Lewis guns and their sections and carried forward ammunition to isolated gun teams. Sergeant CLARK also carried important messages to and from company Headquarters and Companies. While so employed he was hindered by a party of enemy snipers whom he fired on, killing one and dispersing the others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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