James Joseph CLARKE


CLARKE, James Joseph

Service Numbers: 6672, 5672
Enlisted: 13 March 1916, Brunswick, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fitzroy, Victoria, December 1897
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: St John's RC School, Clifton Hill
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 10 August 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6672, Brunswick, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6672, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6672, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
10 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5672, 5th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Barbara Krnos

His father was Thomas Clarke, living at North Fitzroy in 1916.  Died from machine gun wounds to the lower part of his body, 1800 yards NE of Pozières, 3300 yards SE of Vauvillers, France.