Arthur George CLARKE

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CLARKE, Arthur George

Service Number: 2791
Enlisted: 11 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gatton, Queensland, 26 January 1888
Home Town: South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Gatton State School
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 3 September 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gatton Weeping Mother Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

11 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2791, Brisbane, Queensland
1 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2791, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2791, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2791, 49th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"...2791 Private Arthur George Clarke, 9th (later 49th), Battalion of South Brisbane, Qld. Son of Arthur George and L. Clarke, of Gatton, Qld, A butcher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ayrshire (A33) on 1 September 1915. He was killed in action on 3 September 1916 near Pozieres, France, aged 28. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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