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John Arthur CLARK

Regimental number6753
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical mechanic
Address15 Kintore Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Clark, 15 Kintore Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train Reinforcements 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 28 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry in repairing lines under heavy fire. (Polygon Wood 20 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD on September 20th, Sapper CLARK displayed conspicuous gallantry in carrying out his duty as linesman. Soon after the attack began a Section of the buried cable route was cut by shell fire and Sapper CLARK went out immediately and laid a tempory overland line connecting the two points concerned. Although wounded in the leg and arm, Sapper CLARK then went through a very heavy barrage and effected repairs on the Buried Cable Route. It was due to his efforts that it was possible to telephone valuable information to the rear.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death7 May 1959

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