Joseph Patrick Stephen (Joe) CLONAN

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CLONAN, Joseph Patrick Stephen

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 29 August 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 25 December 1879
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: St Ignatius Riverview College
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Suicide, Vieux-Berquin, France, 10 November 1917, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
13 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 36th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
10 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 36th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Court of inquiry finding: "Lieut. J. P. S. Clonan committed suicide by shooting himself in the forehead with a revolver"

"Lieutenant Joe Clonan. KILLED IN FRANCE 

Mrs. M. M. Clonan, of Ascot Flats, Bay-road, North Sydney, and of Marya Mount, Gunnedah, has been officially notified that her third son, Lieutenant J. P. L. Clonan (Joe) has been killed, in France on the 10th inst. He enlisted over two years ago with the 11th reinforcements of the 7th Light Horse Regiment, quickly obtained his commission, and was later transferred to the 36th Battalion, as transport officer. At Salisbury Plain he was promoted to the rank of 1st lieutenant and brigade-transport officer, which position he held in France at the time of his death." - from the Sydney Stock and Station Journal 30 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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