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William CLARK

Regimental number1424
Place of birthDurham England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinDaughter, Irene Clark, Edicott, Simpson Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917

Military Medal

'Whilst the Battalion was in the front line north west of POZIERES, 29th to 31st August, 1916, he several times went forward to attend to wounded men when it was impossible for the stretcher bearers to bring them to Regimental Aid Post. On one occasion he stopped to dress a man who had just been severely wounded, and, though walking was next to impossible owing to the heavy mud, succeeded in dragging him to a place of safety; this action being carried out under heavy shelling. When his Battalion was relieved he remained behind to make a final inspection to assure himself that all wounded had been evacuated. Both on GALLIPOLI from landing to evacuation, and in FRANCE, the services of this N.C.O. and his devotion to duty have been conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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