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Harold George CLEMENTS

Regimental number4076
Place of birthHealesville, Victoria
SchoolWoods Point, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
Address2 Lorne Road, Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Clements, 2 Lorne Road, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember, Bairnsdale Rifle Club, for 8 years.
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and M.J. CLEMENTS, 737 Glenhuntly Road, Glen Huntly, Victoria. Native of Healesville, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3055 Pte Vivian John CLEMENTS, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, from 6th Training Bn, 20 April 1916 and reverted to the rank of Private.

Promoted Corporal, Hog's Back, 9 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 19 July 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presume buried in No Man's Land at approx 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLEMENTS Harold George

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