Vincent James Valentine CLARK


CLARK, Vincent James Valentine

Service Number: 5996
Enlisted: 7 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 21 September 1894
Home Town: Childers, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Childers State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Isis District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5996, 15th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5996, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5996, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5996, 25th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles Frederick and Sophia CLARK, Stewart Street, Childers, Queensland


CLARK. — In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Vincent James Clark. 25th Battalion, killed in action in France, 19th September, 1917, age 23 years. R.I.P.

In a distant foreign country, Far beyond the ocean wave,

Lies a loving son and brother In a cold and silent grave.

With his comrades in the trenches, Setting care of self aside,

For his King and for his country, Valiantly he fought and died.

(Inserted by his sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark, Stewart street, Childers, also by his loving brothers and sisters)." - from the Maryborough Chronicle 27 Oct 1917 (