William Angus CLARKE

Badge Number: S7575, Sub Branch: Meadows

CLARKE, William Angus

Service Number: 461
Enlisted: 15 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Ryelands, Tarlee, South Australia, 3 August 1893
Home Town: Tarlee, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Daw Park, South Australia, 5 December 1948, aged 55 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
EXPIRED 6/12/1998
Memorials: Tarlee & District Roll of Honor WW1, Tarlee War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 461
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 461, 8th Machine Gun Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 461, 8th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 461, 5th Machine Gun Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded 461, 25th Machine Gun Company

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Rootsweb ID: I47312 Birth Record: 3 Aug 1893 in Near Tarlee, South Australia

Father William Angus Clark
(b. 18/3/1861 Second Valley, SA - d. 15/9/1936 Kings Park, SA aged 75)
Married:  31/8/1886 in Tarlee, South Australia
Mother Sophie Jane Clark (nee Taylor)
(b. 14/4/1864 Mount Torrens, SA - d. 1/4/1941, aged 71)
both buried at Tarlee Cemetery

Brother: 460 Private Bernard Henry Clark
             5th Machine Gun Battalion
             26/7/1917 died of wounds received in action
             Commemorated on Panel 117 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, France

Esther Fanny CLARK   (b: 12/6/1887 in Near Tarlee, SA)
John Robert CLARK   (b: 24 Sep 1889 in Near Tarlee, SA)
Amy Marcia CLARK   (b: 1 Sep 1891 in Tarlee, SA)
William Angus CLARK   (b: 3 Aug 1893 in Near Tarlee, SA)
Bernard Henry CLARK   (b: 23 Sep 1895 in Ryelands, Tarlee, SA)
Hugh Kelly CLARK   (b: 1 Nov 1897 in Ryelands, Tarlee, SA)
Allan Stanley CLARK   (b: 29 Aug 1899 in Near Tarlee, SA)
Ernest Aldridge CLARK   (b: 26 Jan 1902 in Near Tarlee, SA)
Eric Tayler CLARK   (b: 26 Jun 1904 in Ryelands, Tarlee, SA)
Norman Lace CLARK   (b: 3 Jul 1906 in Near Tarlee, SA)
Dorothy Sophie CLARK   (b: 14 Aug 1910 in Tarlee, SA)

Previous service:12mths Giles Corner Rifle Club - still serving on enlisting

Described on enlisting as 22yrs 8mths old; 5' 11.5" tall; 144 lbs;
medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; Methodist

15/5/1916      enlisted in Adelaide, SA (with younger brother Bernard)

30/5/1916      appointed to B Company, 2nd Depot

30/6/1916      6th reinforcements, 8th Machine Gun Company

16/7/1916      7th reinforcements, 8th Machine Gun Company

25/10/1916    embarked with younger brother Bernard (460)
                     from Port of Melbourne, VIC, onboard HMAT A38 Ulysses
                     as a Private in Machine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 7
28/12/1916    disembarked into Plymouth, England

8/1/1917        marched into Australian Machine Gune Depot, Grantham

5/3/1917        sick to Balton Hospital, Grantham

24/4/1917      proceeded overseas to France, ex Machine Gun Training Depot
28/5/1917      taken on strength of Machine Gun Comapnny, Camiers

27/10/1917    wounded in action
11/12/1917    rejoined company in France

28/4/1918      gun shot wound to left leg (2nd occasion)
2/5/1918        admitted to LofC Hospital
11/5/1918      invalided to UK
11/5/1918      admitted to Colchester Military Hospital, Colchester

21/8/1918      proceeded overseas to France, iva Folkestone
22/8/1918      marched in to Machine Gun Gase Depot, France

5/9/1918        gun shot wound to chest - wounded in action (3rd occasion)
19/10/1918     admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stourbridge Section, England

28/8/1919       returned to Australia onboard HT Kanowna
20/10/1919     disembarked into Australia

15/4/1921       discharged from service

Medals:            British War medal (17766) and Victory medal (17586)

5/12/1948    passed away at Daw Park, Adelaide, SA
buried in:      Centennial Park Cemetery
Interment Right Status:  Cancelled
Interment Right Expiry:   06/12/1998

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  10/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA, for her information.