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Roy Allison CLARK

Regimental number4155
Place of birthJerilderie, New South Wales
SchoolState School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJeweller
AddressTerminus Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.75"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr W.A. Clark, Terminus Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4155A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Liverpool, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Extracted from list of dead whose pay books were handed to German authorities by Geneva Red Cross. Ruling of Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, War Office, 27 November 1916, as killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Translation of German Report, 14 November 1919, 'Pay-book handed over by Intell: Off; with 6th Army H.Q. ... 17/8/16. Australian Pte. R.A. Clark, 54th Btn. C Co. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles on 19/7/16'.

Report from the Australian Red Cross, Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, 15 October 1920, 'Clark, R. A. C. Co. 54 Austr. Batl. Fell 19.7.16 Fromelles. Final German Death List, B'.

Red Cross File No 740412 has statement from 2475 J.A. WHITNEY, A Company, 56th Bn: 'He was killed close to me, blown to pieces at Levantie at 9 a.m. on 20th July.'

'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched N/K 24.1.17'

Red Cross Bureau wrote to Adjutant, 54th Bn, 17 November [1916], seeking to reconcile differing accounts: 'A clear understanding of this case may help us to decipher future German Lists, which are always very muddled and contradictory, - from several of the Camps we believe intentionally so.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address subsequently 'Royston', 386 Liverpool Road, Enfield, New South Wales (25 January 1917).
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK Roy Allison
Red Cross file 740412

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