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Stuart Melrose CLARK

Regimental number1900
Date of birth--/07/1887
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLeather Trunk maker
Address7 Jarcoin Avenue, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Clark, 7 Jarcoin Avenue, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF18
Promotion date: 31 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF18
Promotion date: 31 January 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'During operations near Peronne, on the 31st August 1918, he led twenty men over 200 yards of exposed ground and cleared the enemy, who were threatening the flank of another battalion, from an entrenched position, disposing of the whole garrison, about forty in number. Later, although exposed to snipers and machine gun fire, he advanced alone, cut a passage through a belt of wire, and led his men through to the attack. His leadership, dash, and courage were beyond praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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