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Clarence Percy EARLE

Regimental number490
Date of birth21 May 1894
Place of birthBelton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressBelton via Carrieton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 8.25"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis H Earle, Belton via Carrieton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll486
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date5 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2995 Pte John Oliver EARLE, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; 89 Driver Walter Leslie EARLE, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 10 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 5 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S42771.
Date of death23 October 1980
Age at death84
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, EARLE Clarence Percy

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