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William David CLARKE

Regimental number3532
Place of birthTaroom Queensland
SchoolTaroom State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith's assistant
AddressTaroom, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James Clarke, Taroom, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 March 1918
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 63), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harriet and the late James CLARKE, Taroom, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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