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Cecil Olbers CLARK

Regimental number1113
Date of birth--/06/1890
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaryborough, 24 Harrow Road, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.4
Height5' 11.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMrs Elizabeth Clark, Maryborough, Harrow Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember, Sydney Training College Rifle Club; left on moving to the country.
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
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 RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF3
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No. 29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a patrol. He was suddenly challenged by two of the enemy with fixed bayonets, at a few feet distance, and having no time to draw his revolver, he hit the nearest on the head, with his stick, and took them both prisoners, and brought them into our lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Miltary Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date22 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK Cecil Olbers

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