Clarence Ferdinand LACKMANN


LACKMANN, Clarence Ferdinand

Service Numbers: 2943, V16110
Enlisted: 29 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Miram, Victoria, Australia, 8 October 1890
Home Town: Diapur, Hindmarsh, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Illness, Australia, 17 January 1947, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kaniva Yearinga State School 2706 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

29 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 50th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
12 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, GSW right hand
4 Jan 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 50th Infantry Battalion, 4th MD, due to wounding at Messines - GSW right hand

World War 2 Service

13 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN V16110
13 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V16110
17 Jan 1947: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN V16110

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Birth Registration

Name: Clarence Ferdinand Lackmann
Birth Date: Abt 1890
Birth Place: Kaniva, Victoria
Registration Year: 1890
Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: Aug Wm Lackmann
Mother: Flor Emma Clarke
Registration Number: 33674


Marriage Registration

Name: Clarence Ferdinand Lackmann
Father's Name: Augustus William Lackmann
Spouse Name: Ethel May Victoria Mclean
Spouse's Father's Name: Donald Henry Mclean
Marriage Date: 19 Aug 1916
Marriage Place: Methodist Manse Walkerville
Registration Place: Adelaide, South Australia
Page Number: 360
Volume Number: 268




Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted for service in WWII as Clarence Lackman

WW2 Service Australian Army Rank Sergeant V16110
Australian Infantry
A.C.M.F. Murchison 13 Prisoner of War Group
Son of Augustus William and Florence Emma Clarke Lackmann; husband of Ethel May Victoria Lackmann, of Murrayville.
Ethel May Victoria McLean

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From How We Served

The final resting place (Springvale War Cemetery) for; - 2943 & V16110 Sergeant Clarence Ferdinand Lackmann (aka Lackman) of Miram and Murrayville, Victoria who had been engaged in farming when he enlisted for War Service on the 19th of April 1916.

Clarence was allocated to reinforcements for the 50th Battalion 1st AIF and was embarked for England and further training on the 6th of November, where he was disembarked on the 9th of January 1917.

Following training at Codford, Clarence was sent over to France where he entered the ‘Bull Ring’ at Etaples for his final phase of instructions before being taken on strength with his Battalion in the trenches on the 13th of May.

Within a month of his reaching the front, Clarence sustained a gunshot wound to his right hand on the 13th of June, and was evacuated back to England on the 16th of June, and by the 20th of August he had been admitted into the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield.

Clarence was deemed as no longer fit for further active service, and he began his repatriation back to Australia as an invalid, departing England on the 5th of November. Following his return to Australia, Clarence received his official discharge from the 1st AIF to re-enter civilian life on the 14th of January 1918.

With the outbreak of a second World War, Clarence again presented himself for War Service on the 13th of June 1941, and was taken on strength with the 23rd Garrison Battalion, with whom he would be detached for service with the 13th Murchison Prisoner of War Group in Victoria.

Clarence would spend the duration of the War serving at Murchison, and whilst still on duty, he was evacuated sick to the 115th Australian General Hospital (Heidelberg) on the 13th of January 1947.

Whilst still a patient at Heidelberg Clarence succumbed to sickness, with his death occurring on the 17th of January 1947, at the age of 56.

Following his passing, Sergeant Clarence Lackmann, a veteran of two Wars, was officially interred within the Springvale War Cemetery, Victoria.