Clarence Roy EGLINTON

EGLINTON, Clarence Roy

Service Number: 3104
Enlisted: 29 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Terowie, South Australia, 18 November 1891
Home Town: Forest Range, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Forest Range Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lenswood & Forest Range War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Swan Reach War Memorial, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

29 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3104, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3104, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3104, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

Clarence Roy Eglinton

Clarence Roy Eglinton was born at Munjibbie Station, Terowie on the 18th November 1891. He enlisted in Adelaide on the 29th July 1915, aged 23. Clarence’s next of kin was given as his mother, Elizabeth Eglinton of Forest Range.
Eglinton’s unit, the 27th Battalion was sent to France in July 1917. Two months later Eglinton was killed in action at Polygon Wood in Belgium on the 20th September 1917. Clarence has no known grave.
The fate of the Eglinton brothers highlights the devastating impact the war had upon families. In addition to losing Clarence, Private Thomas Eglinton was killed in action on the 9th May 1918 and Private Wilfred Eglinton was invalided home to Australia on the 25th August 1917.
The impact such tragic losses had upon families and small Adelaide Hills communities needs to be stressed when pondering the overall picture of the commitment made by this region to World War One

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