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William Ord CLARK

Regimental number34
Date of birth25 January 1883
Place of birthAberchirder, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.75"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Clark, 2 Long Lane, Aberchirder, Banffshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the 3rd Volunteer Service Company, Gordon Highlanders: time expired; 8 months in the Imperial Light Horse; 6 months in the Colonial Light Horse, South Africa (Boer War), time expired
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAyr, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 October 1918
Discharge date24 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 13 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 24 January 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: Service No Q217951
Date of death1 August 1962
Age at death79
Place of burialAyr Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARK William Ord

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