Clyde Edgar AFFLECK


AFFLECK, Clyde Edgar

Service Number: 58051
Enlisted: 28 May 1918, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements
Born: Killarney, Queensland , 17 May 1898
Home Town: Warwick, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Mountain View State School
Occupation: Postman
Died: Died of Illness (Influenza), Sierra Leone, 27 October 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Killarney War Memorial, Postmaster-General's Dept Qld. WWI
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World War 1 Service

28 May 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 58051, Toowoomba, Queensland
4 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 58051, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Sep 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 58051, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements, HMAT Bakara, Sydney
27 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 58051

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"...58051 Private Clyde Edgar Affleck, a postman from Killarney, Qld, who joined the AIF on 21 May 1918. Pte Affleck embarked on HMAT Bakara (A41) with the 6th General Reinforcements in Sydney on 4 September 1918 bound for England by way of the Cape of Good Hope. On 17 October 1918 he was admitted to the ships hospital with pneumonia and was disembarked on 25 October 1918 at Freetown, Sierra Leone, and admitted to the Military Hospital where he died on 27 October 1918 of influenza. Pte Affleck was buried in the Naval and Military Cemetery, King Tom, Sierra Leone. He was 20 years old." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clyde Edgar AFFLECK was born on 17th May, 1898 at Killarney, Queensland

His parents were John Peter AFFLECK & Euphemia Smith WATSON