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Harold Ernest CLARK

Regimental number986
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolState School, Port Pirie, South Australia
Other trainingMilitary
ReligionBaptist
OccupationBank manager
AddressBooran Road, Glen Huntly, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Clarke, Booran Road, Glen Huntly, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Miitary Forces, Port Pirie, South Australia.
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 March 1917
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, north of Albert, Somme, France
Age at death33
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 11680 Corporal Bernard Roy CLARK, 3rd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; 4351 Driver Herbert Murray CLARK, 4th Machine Gun Bn, discharged, 19 October 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 26 November 1915 (jaundice); transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 November 1915; to HS 'Karapara', 30 November 1915; to St Paul's Hospital, Malta, 4 December 1915; to HS 'Valdivia', 16 January 1916 (paratyphoid); disembarked Alexandria, 21 January 1916; admitted to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 21 January 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Nestor', for 3 months change, 9 February 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 9 September 1916; rejoined 27th Bn, Belgium, 14 September 1916.

Killed in action, France, 3 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as CLARKE.

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