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Roydon Judd CLARK

Regimental number3743
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Woodside', Huonville, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Clark, Franklin, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentS/SGT
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 10 October 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)

Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations in the YPRES Sector on 21st October, 1917. These two N.C.O.s, whilst the enemy was heavily shelling with 9" high velocity shells the area around Bridge 10 at YPRES from 9.30 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. and from 3.15 p.m. until 6 p.m., remained on duty in the Advanced Dressing Station within 30 yards of Bridge 10, attending to the very many casualties which resulted from the bombardment, until all casualties had received attention and had been evacuated. During this time one of the team of surgical dressers was killed instantly within fifteen yards of where they were at work. Shells made direct hits within 50 yards of where they worked with practically no protection. The example which they set of cheerfulness and devotion to duty under the most trying circumstances was a great stimulus to both personnel and casualties alike, and it was largely due to their efforts that the surgical work was carried out with the greatest despatch and the casualties got away to a place of safety in the shortest possible time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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