Robert John CLARK

26th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 5659.

Killed in Action, 9 October 1917, Cambrai, France.

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1876 at Barking, Essex, England.

Father: Frederick William CLARK.

Mother: Silvia ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Church of England Day School, Back Lane, Barking, Essex, England.

Occupation: Hospital Wardsmen.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 8 February 1916 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: C/o Mrs Burden, Bridge Road, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

4 May 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

18th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on Ship H.M.A.T. A49 "Seang Choon".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on

9 October 1917 while serving with 26th  Battalion at Cambrai?, France at the age of 41 years.

Burial place: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium, Portion IV, Row B, Grave No: 13.

Next of Kin:  Father, F.W. Clark, 124 Gascoyne Road, Barking, Essex, England.

Religion: Church of England.


Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.

Robert Clark had previously served in the Boer War for the British Army in South Africa.

Commemorative Details


Panel 107,  Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;


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