Harry Corben CLARK MID


CLARK, Harry Corben

Service Number: 871
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom, 1884
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Haselridge Road Council School, Clapham, London, England
Occupation: Gymnastic Instructor
Died: Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1. Row C, Grave 18 Chaplain F.R. Richards officiated Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man God's love is forever
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 871, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
27 Aug 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 9th Infantry Battalion
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 871, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 871, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
26 Apr 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, For rescuing wounded comrades while under heavy shrapnel and rifle fire Awarded, and gazetted, London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 29251 on 5 August 1915; Commonwealth Gazette, No. 133 on 28 October 1915

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 27 yearss

Son of Harry and Emma Susan Clark of Priory Road, Hardway, Gosport Hants, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served in Bermuda with the Duke of Cornwall's Regiment