Edgar Elkins Clements

First Name: 
Edgar
Middle Name: 
Elkins
Last Name: 
Clements
Alternate Spelling: 
Clement
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, October 12, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Emma Clements nee Clarke
Father's Name: 
John Clements
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, May 10, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, August 8, 1975
Details: 

Edgar Clements was born in London in 1893. 

At enlistment Edgar was single, 21 years old, worked as an ironmonger and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A9 Shropshire with 13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 20th August 1915.  He arrived on Gallipoli on 1st November 1915 and served until the evacuation.

Edgar remained with A Company, 13th Battalion and arrived in France on 8th June 1916. He was wounded in action on the Somme on 11th July 1916 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his left shoulder.

Unfit for further active service he was repatriated to Australia in October 1916 and discharged, medically unfit, on 10th May 1917.

In 1917 Clement married Muriel Woodward in Sydney.  On 31st October 1917 he re-enlisted and served with the Army Medical Corps at the 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, and was discharged from the AIF on 12th March 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLEMENTS E E

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