Regiment : 13th Battalion Australian Infantry Australian Imperial Force
Service number : 3745
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 14th August 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Relatives : Son of George and Ellen Clarke, of Poislands, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Memorial : Upton Warren St Michael's Church
Surname spelt Clarke on Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Australian Service Records
Harry Clarke enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 1st October 1915. On his attestation paper he gave his age as 29 years and 3 months, his place of birth as Stockg** near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England and his occupation as a tram driver. He was resident at 515 Crown St, Surry Hills, Sydney. His next of kin was his father, George Clarke, Poislands, Upton Warren near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. Harry was 5 feet 7 inches tall with a fair complexion, hazel eyes and light brown hair.
Harry sailed from Alexandria, Egypt on 1st June 1916, arriving in Marseilles, France on 8th June 1916 where he proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force. He was reported wounded and missing on 14th August 1916, this was later amended to killed in action on that date following an army court of inquiry held on 23rd January 1917.
Australian Service Records Reference: Barcode 1969248 Series Accession No B2455 Location: Canberra
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