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Robert Leeuwin CLARK

Date of birth4 September 1889
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolAll Saints College, Bathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
AddressAnnandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, John L Clark, View and Piper Streets, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 January 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 42 Squadron, Military District Officers
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date1 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 3 January 1918 (crushed/fractured right foot); transferred to England, 25 January 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; discharged to duty, 17 March 1918.

Married Gladys K.A. STRAND, spinster, aged 27, Anglican Church, Gloucester, 18 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked sydney, 4 January 1920; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 1 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK Robert Leeuwin

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