Roy Harwood CLARK

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CLARK, Roy Harwood

Service Number: 2985
Enlisted: 27 May 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowden, SA, 7 January 1895
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Missionary
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 26 April 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave like many of his 50th battalion colleagues killed in the counter attack at Villers Bretonneux. Commemorated at Australian National War Memorial France - Villers-Bretonneux, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Wynarka WWI Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2985, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2985, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2985, 50th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"LATE SGT. R. H. CLARK.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Clark, of 35 Gordon road, Prospect, have been notified that their son, Sgt. Roy Harwood Clark, was killed in action on April 25. He sailed from the Outer Harbour on September 21, 1915, for Egypt, where he served on active service until May 23, 1916, when he left Egypt for France. He was there on actlce service until the time of his death, with the exception of five months spent in England on duty. Sgt. Clark left South Australia with the 9th Reinforcements to the 10th Battalion as corporal, and was transferred to the 50th Battalion in Egypt, he gained the rank of sergeant in France." - from the Adelaide Observer 01 Jun 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.    11 August 2014.   Lest we forget.

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