Cornelius Clarke

First Name: 
Cornelius
Last Name: 
Clarke
Mother's Name: 
Mary Clarke
Father's Name: 
John Clarke
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
36th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Belmont, N.S.W.
Details: 

Cornelius Clarke (Service No 409) was born in Yorkshire, England around 1880.

At enlistment he was 36 years old, a widower, worked as a miner, lived in Woonona, N.S.W., and had served 4 years with the Militia. It is unknown if Cornelius had married in England or Australia.

Cornelius embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana with the 36th Battalion, B Company, on 13th May 1916. He disembarked in England on 9th July 1916 and joined the 36th Battalion in France on 22nd November 1916. Cornelius saw service on the Western Front.

On 14th January 1918 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and on 30th April 1918, he was transferred to the 33rd Battalion, B Company.

On 31st August 1918, near the end of the war, Cornelius was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his shoulder. He was returned to Australia in January 1919 and discharged medically unfit on 19th July 1919.

Cornelius died in Belmont, N.S.W., in December 1948 and is buried in Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLARKE C

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