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Lester Thomas CLARKE

Regimental number27186
Place of birthMajors Creek New South Wales
SchoolBurraga, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressClarks Road, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, T Clarke, Clarks Road, Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military service38th Infantry; CMF Universal Training five and a half years
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia at 49th Casualty Clearing Station, Achiet-Le-Grand, Somme, France
FateDied of disease 21 April 1917
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAchiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetry Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie CLARKE, "Selwyn", Clark Street, Kogarah, New South Wales. Native of Braidwood, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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