Clifford ALLCHURCH

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ALLCHURCH, Clifford

Service Number: 6713
Enlisted: 31 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 13 March 1896
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter, South Australian Railways
Died: Killed In Action, France, 21 September 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station*, Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6713, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6713, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Clifford Allchurch

Clifford Allchurch was born on March the 13th, 1896 in Adelaide, South Australia. His Mother was Mrs Harriet Annie Allchurch and his father was Herbert Allchurch.

He enlisted for the war on August the 31st, 1916 in Adelaide. Previously he had served for three years in the Senior Cadets and for two years in the 78th infantry Bn, Citizen Forces.

During the war, he served as a Private in the 10th Battalion and was killed in action in Belgium.

The cause of his death was a bullet through his back. At first they thought he was only wounded, but they later discovered he had died in battle.

He was a single 20 year old man, whom weighed 146lb, was 5'6.5" tall, had dark brown hair, hazel eyes and apparently some gold teeth. Someone also stated he had the voice of a girl.

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Son of Herbert ALLCHURCH and Harriet Annie nee CLIFFORD