Stanley Edward CLASOHM

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CLASOHM, Stanley Edward

Service Number: 6798
Enlisted: 19 June 1917, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balhannah, South Australia, 27 October 1898
Home Town: Balhannah, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Balhannah Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 July 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot 111, Row E, Grave 27 - Rev. A. G. Harris officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6798, Adelaide, South Australia
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6798, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6798, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
11 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6798, 48th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Shell wound (mouth)
12 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6798, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Charles Clasohm and Jane Joyce; brother of Hilda Elizabeth Clasohm, Albert Edward Clasohm, John Earthel Clasohm, Ida Clasohm, William James Clasohm who was killed in action on the 4 October 1917, Charles Ernest Clasohm, Ivy Myrtle Clasohm, Ada Olive Clasohm and  Melvern Lancelot Clasohm.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Stanley also served in the Senior Cadets for 4 years then enlisted in the Citizen Forces where he was still serving at the time of enlistment

"6798 Private Stanley Edward Clasohm, 48th Battalion, of Balhannah, South Australia. A labourer prior to enlistment, Pte Clasohm served for four years in the 74th Battalion, Citizens Military Forces (CMF) before enlisting on 19 June 1917. He embarked for England aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) 30 October 1917, twenty six days after this older brother, 254 Pte William James Clasohm, 43rd Battalion, was killed at the attack on Broodseinde. Pte Stanley Clasohm was taken on strength to France on 3 April 1918. He died of shrapnel wounds received in action near Vaire St Corbie on 12 July 1918, aged 19." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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