Clement VARLEY

VARLEY, Clement

Service Number: 535
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Kensington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 23 September 1892
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Died: Natural Causes, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 6 June 1971, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Kensington, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 535, 1st Divisional Train
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 535, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Afric, Sydney
9 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
3 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

Clement York Varley, Driver, no 535 1st Divisional Train, taken in 1914 before leaving on the first convoy on A19 the Afric, October 18th 1914. Cant see his puggaree or shoulder patch that would indicate his unit, but he is fitted with leather bandolier for ammunition, leggings and carries a riding crop indicating a horseman and not regular infantry. He was 22 and a mere 64kg and 174cm. - Andrew Dunlop