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Charles Henry CLARKE

Regimental number1061
Place of birthSt Mary's Church near Torquay, Devonshire, England
SchoolSt Mary Church, Toquay and West Road, Bristol, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Address57 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Budd, 30 Harrow Road, Brislington, Bristol, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Marines Light Infantry for 2 years.
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6-11 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 15), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
See TERRY, the true family name
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Appointed Lance cor[poral, 7 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25-29 April 1915 (gun shot wound, foot); admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 May 1915; transferred to A&NZ Convalescent Camp, Helouan (date not recorded); discharged to duty, 11 June 1915.

Rejoined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Reported missing, 6-11 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, France, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 6-11 August 1915'.

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

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