Albert CLARK


CLARK, Albert

Service Number: 1692
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Clayfield, Queensland, 16 February 1895
Home Town: Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Clayfield State School
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Died of Illness (Mastoiditis), Cairo, Egypt, 27 January 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Grave: D, 283
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, Brisbane, Queensland
21 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1692, 5th Light Horse Regiment, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
27 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1692, 5th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Barbara Krnos

Trooper Albert Clark was born at Brisbane Queensland, the son of Albert and Mary Ann (nee Plastow) Clark of Clayfield. Albert was a dairyman when he signed up in 1915, having previosly been a bootmaker apprenticed to Mr. Irvine in Brisbane. He was with the 5th Light Horse Regiment when he died on 27th January, 1916 of mastoiditis in Cairo.

He was awarded the Victory Medal, 1914/15 Star, and British War Medal which were sent to his mother.