Charles Clarke

First Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Clarke
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, February 8, 1894
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, November 12, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
AASC
Company: 
1st Field Bakery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, September 28, 1979
Details: 

Charles Clarke (Service No 5272) was born in Sydney, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was 21 years old, single, worked as a baker and listed his sister Ethel, of Wollongong, N.S.W., as his next of kin.

Charles embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A35 Berrima with the Field Butchery and Bakery Army Service Corps on 22nd December 1914. After arriving in Egypt he was posted to 1st Field Bakery and served on Lemnos Island, Greece, at the bakery supplying bread to the Gallipoli troops. On 3rd August 1915 he was admitted to hospital with enteritis and again on 2nd November 1915 when he was admitted with bronchitis.

On 8th March 1916, Charles returned to Egypt where he was promoted to Corporal and on 30th March 1916 he was sent to France. He saw service on the Western Front but was repatriated to Australia in July 1917, and discharged medically unfit with debility on 27th October 1917.

On 11th May 1918, Charles re-enlisted (Service No 54651) arriving in England on 26th August 1918, with the Artillery Reinforcement. The war ended soon after his arrival in France, and Charles returned to Australia in August 1919. He was discharged on 19th September 1919.

Charles died in 1979 and is buried in Canobolas Cemetery, Orange,  N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLARKE C

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