Clement Ogilvie Agnew

First Name: 
Clement
Middle Name: 
Ogilvie
Last Name: 
Agnew
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, May 1, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Janet (nee Ogilvie)
Father's Name: 
James Agnew
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, February 1, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
17th Battalion/4th Field Engineers
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, September 23, 1917
Place of Death: 
Zillebeke, Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Corporal Clement Agnew (Service no. 4026) was born in Scotland and travelled to Australia in June, 1911. When he enlisted he was described as a single 24 year old miner from Coldale. He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12th May, 1915 with C coy 17th Battalion.

Clement saw service on Gallipoli until he was evacuated with illness. On 25th July, 1916 he transferred to 4th Field Engineers and saw service on the Western Front with them. On 18th December, 1916 he was wounded in action and admitted to hospital for treatment for a gun shot wound to his cheek. He was promoted to Corporal on 6th April, 1917.

On 23rd September, 1917 he was in the fighting at Zillebeke when he was killed in action. He is buried in Birr Crass Cemetery, Plot I, Row F, Grave 18.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, AGNEW C O

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