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Daniel Carr CLARK

Regimental number2800
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, G C Clark, Hendon via Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 7th Infantry (Moreton Regiment), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Discharge date30 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [984] 2nd Lt Mortimer Carr CLARK MC, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 9th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916.

Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance,1 March 1916 (varicocele), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital; discharged to unit,13 March 1916.

Appointed Corporal, 13 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Tried by Court Martial, 24 August 1916: found Not Guilty (no further details on personal file).

Wounded in action, 3 September 1916 (gun shot wound, left leg),and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 September 1916; transferred to England, 6 September 1916, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 7 September 1916 (wound: slight); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 October 1916. Marched out to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 23 October 1916.

Promoted Acting Lance Sergeant (without pay), 1December 1916.

Placed on Supernumerary List of NCOs of 49th Bn, 3 December 1916; attached to AIF Headquarters, London, 30 January 1917.

Marched out to Finance Section, AIF Headquarters, 19 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Plassy’, 17 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 30 April 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 30 June 1919.

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

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