Edward Percy Clout

First Name: 
Edward
Middle Name: 
Percy
Last Name: 
Clout
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, December 21, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Gurner)
Father's Name: 
Edward Clout
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 16, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, August 11, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Edward Clout (Service No 3732) was a single 22 year old wheelwright from a well known Wollongong family when he enlisted. His father owned the Tattersalls Hotel in Wollongong, NSW at the time.

He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic with 12th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on 23rd December 1915. After arriving in Egypt he was admitted to hospital on 16th April 1916 but rejoined 10 Section, 7 Platoon, B Company, 13th Battalion on 4th May 1916 and was sent to France with them. They arrived on the Western Front on 8th June 1916.

While fighting in the Pozieres sector on 11th August 1916 Edward was reported 'wounded', then 'wounded and missing'. According to his file it was sometime before his status was changed to 'killed in action'. This caused significant concern to his family, who were hoping against hope that he would be found.
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Edward was buried in Courcelette British Cemetery Plot VIII, Row F, Grave 27.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLOUT E P

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