Charles (Charley) CLAPP

Badge Number: S7026, Sub Branch: Yongala

CLAPP, Charles

Service Number: 1649
Enlisted: 7 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Head of Morgan, South Australia, 19 March 1891
Home Town: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 19 October 1977, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Peterborough Cemetery
Section: Protestant 4; Grave 1103
Memorials: Jamestown Canowie Belt Honour Roll, Jamestown Canowie Belt Yongala Estate Volunteers Roll of Honour, Sunnybrae School and District Roll of Honour, Terowie Institute Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1649, 48th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1649, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Rootsweb ID: I25502 Birth Record: 19 Mar 1891 in Hd Of Morgan, South Australia 

Father Joseph Clapp (Senior) and Mother Louisa Clapp, living at Petersburg, South Australia
now Peterborough

Brother:   1650 Private Joseph Clapp (48th Battalion)
               Born: 10/9/1885 in Hd Of Mannanarie, South Australia
               8/2/1916  enlisted at Petersburg
               11/4/1916  embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A60 Aeneas
               11/4/1917 Killed in Action
               No known grave
               Commemorated on Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Described on enlisitng as 25yrs old; single; 5' 8 3/4" tall; 141 lbs; fresh complexion;
blue eyes; brown hair; Baptist

7/3/1916      enlisted in Adelaide, SA

11/4/1916    embarked with older brother Joseph, from Port Adelaide, SA, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas
                   as a Private in 48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
6/6/1916      embarked in Franconia, ex Alexandria
16/6/1916    disembarked into Plymouth, England

14/9/1916    marched in to 12th Training Battalion
16/9/1916    proceeded overseas to France

17/9/1916    german measles, admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, France
3/10/1916    discharged to base details
17/10/1916  proceeded to join 48th Battalion, Boulogne, France
19/10/1916  taken on strength

11/4/1917    gun shot wound to head - received in action, Rouen, France
                   admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station
11/4/1917    transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital
25/4/1917    rejoined unit from wounded

12/10/1917   gun shot wound to left forearm (2nd occassion wounded in action)
                    admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital
22/11/1917   transferred to England
23/11/1917   admitted to Lakenham Millitary Hospital
18/1/1918     transferred to 1st Auxillary Hospital, Harefield

25/1/1918     granted leave (furlo)
8/2/1918       returned to NO.2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth

5/4/1918      returned to Australia (badly wounded in arm)
                   embarked onboard A30 HT Borda
30/5/1918    disembarked into Australia

28/10/1918   under treatment at No.7 Australian General Hospital

Medals:         British War medal (11761) and Victory medal (11641)

18/11/1918   discharged from service

 Last lived in Adeliade, SA

19/2/1977     passed away in Adelaide, SA  (86yrs of age)
buried in:       Peterborough Cemetery
                    Section Protestant 4; Grave 1103
                    Reverend Flavel officiated

Soured and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  8/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.