Francis George CLARK DCM, MM

CLARK, Francis George

Service Numbers: 5316, NX17124
Enlisted: 16 February 1916, Bathurst, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cunningar, New South Wales, Australia, 31 July 1892
Home Town: Murrumburrah, Harden, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, Tobruk, Libya, 7 June 1941, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk
Cemetery Ref: 5.O.5.,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5316, Bathurst, New South Wales
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5316, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5316, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
28 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 5316, 20th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

24 May 1940: Enlisted Private, NX17124, Paddington, New South Wales
24 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, NX17124
7 Jun 1941: Involvement Sergeant, NX17124, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX17124 Sergeant Francis George Clark DCM MM, 2/17 Battalion of Murrumburrah, NSW. A plumber prior to enlistment on 16 February 1916, 5316 Private, (later Lance Sergeant) Clark was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his service in the First World War. He re-enlisted in the Second World War with the service number NX17124 and served with the 2/17th Battalion. Sergeant Francis George Clark DCM MM was killed in action at Tobruk on 7 June 1941, aged 49 and is buried at Tobruk War Cemetery." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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