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James Henry CLARKE

Regimental number10
Place of birthWarnertown, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarnertown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.8
Height5' 9.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Clarke, Warnertown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name43rd Battalion, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date2 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Appointed Corporal, England, 1 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

On leave to Paris,31 October 1917; rejoined 43rd Bn from leave, 13 November 1917.

Appointed Sergeant, 24 November 1917.

Detached to Veterinary School, St Omer, 14 December 1917; rejoined Bn, 28 December 1917.

Detached to Brigade NCOs' School, 28 December 1917.

Awarded Military Medal.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 January 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 17 January 1918; discharged to Base Details, 22 February 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 42 days; rejoined 43rd Bn, in the field, 9 March 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 June 1918 (haemorrhoids); transferred to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 18 June 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 21 June 1918; admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 23 June 1918 (piles); discharged to Base Depot, 27 July 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 August 1918.

On leave to England, 29 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 17 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 3 May 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 May 1919 (venereal disease); discharged to Command Depot, Parkhouse, 5 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 55 days.

Found guilty, 10 July 1919, of failing to obey Guard Standing Orders in that he failed to supply an escort when escorting prisoners: reprimanded.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 2 August 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 2 November 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 March 1981
Age at death89
Place of burialCrystal Brook Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARKE James Henry

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