Peter CLARK M.M.

9th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 6001.

Killed in Action, 24 April 1918, Meteren, France.

Biographical Details

Born: 26 January 1887 at Eton, via Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: Alexander CLARK.

Mother: Elizabeth LANDERS.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: State School, Queensland.

Occupation: Locomotive Driver.

 

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 21 February 1916 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Savannah, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

8 August 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

19th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on Ship H.M.A.T. A50 "Itonus".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 24 April 1918 while serving with 9th  Battalion at Meteren, France at the age of 31 years.

Burial place: Meteren Military Cemetery, France, Portion III, Row H, Grave No. 774.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. E. Clark, Savannah, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Notes:
Private Clark was part of 9 Platoon, C Company, 9th Battalion during the attack on Meteren on the morning of 24 April 1918.  He was killed instantly by a machine gun bullet when the platoon left the support lines to advance.

 

Commemorative Details

Memorials:

Panel 55,  Australian War Memorial;

Eton War Memorial;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

Clark Street, South Mackay.

 

Other Sources/Acknowledgements:

Daily Mercury 11 November 2004.

 


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