Clarence Hallard PAGE

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PAGE, Clarence Hallard

Service Numbers: 998, 4908
Enlisted: 19 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Signal Company
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 30 April 1895
Home Town: Smoky Bay, Ceduna, South Australia
Schooling: Kadina Public School
Occupation: Telegraphist
Died: Killed In Action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 14 October 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
(VI.O.4.),
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Memorial High School WW1 Honour Roll, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

19 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 998, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 998, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 998, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
5 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4908, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4908, 2nd Divisional Signal Company

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4908 Private (Pte) Clarence Hallard Page, 27th Battalion, of Kadina, SA. A telegraphist prior to enlisting in March 1915, he embarked from Adelaide with the 27th Battalion on board HMAT Geelong (A2) on 31 May 1915. They arrived in Alexandria, Egypt, in September 1915 and were sent as reinforcements to Gallipoli. Pte Page was hospitalised in Egypt with frost bite and influenza on 27 November 1915. He was discharged from hospital in January 1916. Pte Page arrived in France on 21 March 1916 and it was, possibly, at this time that he was transferred to the 2nd Divisional Signal Company and promoted to Temporary Lance Corporal. In May 1916 he was promoted to full Corporal. Cpl Page was killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 14 October 1916. He was 21 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"THE LATE CORPORAL H. PAGE.

News has been received of the death in action in France on October 14 of Corporal Clarence H. Page. Corporal Page was educated at Kadina, and entered the postal service there. Later he was sent to Kapunda as telegraphist, and there he obtained a commission in the senior cadets. He was transferred to the Smoky Bay repeating-station, and he enlisted on March 19, 1915. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him."from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au) 

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