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Herbert Alfred CLARK

Regimental number3777
Place of birthCoonabarabran New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFrederick Street, Dudley near Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs J McDonald, Frederick Street, Dudley near Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For great initiative and bravery at Lagnicourt when he crawled within 50 yards of enemy's strong post and bombed them out, thus allowing the advance to continue.
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917

Military Medal

'These men [CLARK and 1671 A. BRIGGS] showed great initiative and bravery when their company was held up during the counter-attack near LAGNICOURT on 15th April. They crawled within 50 yards of the enemy's strong post and with the use of rifle grenades bombed the enemy out, thus allowing the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1974
Place of burialMaryborough Cemetery

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