Hector William CLARKE

Regimental number736
Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
AddressGlen Garry, Warialda, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Clarke, Glen Garry, Warialda, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 7 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant service and devotion to duty on night 3rd/4th March, 1918 during a raid on enemy trenches in vicinity of WARNETON. This man was wounded and had his rifle broken in NO MAN'S LAND. In falling he also sustained a sprained wrist. In spite of his wounds he was first in the trench, and seeing a rifle he carried out the duties of leading bayonet man to right assaulting party himself killing three enemy. He displayed the greatest bravery and fearlessness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal