Francis Andrew CLARKE

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CLARKE, Francis Andrew

Service Number: 884
Enlisted: 3 October 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wattle Flat, South Australia, 29 August 1886
Home Town: Wattle Flat, Yankalilla, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 17 August 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Yankalilla War Memorial Wall
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 884, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 884, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 884, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
5 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 884, 15th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
17 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 884, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"LATE PTE. F. A. CLARKE

The late Pte. Frank A. Clarke, who was killed in action at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, on August 17, was the fourth son of Mr. James Clarke, of Wattle Flat, and was 29 years of age. He formerly belonged to the Yankalilla Mounted Rifles. Deceased enlisted in Queensland on October 11, 1914 and left for the front with the 2nd Queensland Contingent and was attached to the 15th Infantry. Tpr. J. G. Clarke (a brother) served in the Boer war, and was in the unit chosen to represent Australia at the coronation of King Edward VII. Another brother (Arthur J. S. Clarke) is at the front. They are nephews of Mrs. E. Conrad, of Second avenue, St. Peters." - from the Adelaide Observer 23 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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