William Frederick CLARK MC

CLARK, William Frederick

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 6 September 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, December 1893
Home Town: Stanmore, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School
Occupation: Business Manager
Died: Killed In Action, France, 17 April 1918
Cemetery: Aubigny British Cemetery
Row B, Grave 11
Memorials: Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
30 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 55th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 55th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
17 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 55th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 55th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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See links on the left of page for further information, including citation for the Military Cross (static.awm.gov.au)

"News reached Bathurst yesterday that Lieutenant William Clark, son of the late Theodore Clark, of Messrs. Marcus Clark and Co., has paid the supreme penalty in France. Deceased was married to the daughter of Mr. Fred Henlen, late of Bathurst. The late lieutenant's surviving wife is a granddaughter of Mr. William Whiley, of Bathurst. Lieutenant Clark recently had conferred upon him the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery on many occasions. The widow has a two year old son to console her in her sorrow." - from the Bathurst National Advocate 25 Apr 1918 (nla.gov.au)


News has been received in Goulburn of the death of Lieut Clark, M.C;, formerly manager of the Goulburn house of Marcus Clark and Co. He enlisted from the business, and received some of his training in the camp at Goulburn. Locally popular, there is much sorrow at his death, as he was a keen local patriot, and always to the fore in all matters affecting the progress of the district and the welfare of the people. He was one of the sons of the late Mr. T. C. Clark, and leaves a widow and son of two years. A brother is at the front, and one has returned disabled." - from the Sydney Mirror 03 May 1918 (nla.gov.au)