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.

Memorials:

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.

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

Commemorative Details

Memorials:

Panel 107,  Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

 

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