Frank Lionel CLARKE


CLARKE, Frank Lionel

Service Number: WX3337
Enlisted: 4 June 1940, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bunbury, Western Australia, 13 October 1908
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Crete, Crete, Greece, 24 May 1941, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Suda Bay War Cemetery (Souda Bay) Greece
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Suda Bay, Crete, Greece
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bunbury War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Lieutenant, SN WX3337, Perth, Western Australia
4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN WX3337, 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1940: Embarked Lieutenant, SN WX3337, 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT S3, Fremantle
24 May 1941: Involvement Lieutenant, SN WX3337, 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Crete

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...WX3337 Lieutenant Frank Lionel Clarke, 2/11th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Lieutenant Clarke, aged 32, died while defending the island of Crete against the German land and airborne invasion on 24 May 1941. He was the son of Charles Lionel and Elvira Mary Clarke, of Burekup, WA. He is buried in the Suda Bay Cemetery Section 1, Row E, Plot 17..." - SOURCE (