Leslie Charles CLARKE

Regimental number522
Place of birthBingara New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Ada Butt, Gospehon Floora Street, Lakumba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, J F Clarke, Bellata PO, Bellata, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919

Military Medal

'On morning of 14th instant near MORLANCOURT south of Albert???, he performed very gallant work as stretcher bearer during the enemy attack. CLARKE was bearing during the whole morning and moved about fearlessly while exposed to heavy barrage and Machine Gun fire. His example was a very fine, and the work done, very effective. After the enemy had been driver from our line, and the positions restored, this man continued his work of rescuing the wounded from the open under particularly dangerous condition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919