Claude Arthur Stanley Clancy

First Name: 
Claude
Middle Name: 
Arthur Stanley
Last Name: 
Clancy
Date of Birth: 
Friday, November 17, 1899
Mother's Name: 
Jane or Jean Clancy nee Giddins
Father's Name: 
John Clancy
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, December 24, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
25th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, January 28, 1964
Place of Death: 
Dubbo, NSW
Details: 

Claude Clancy (Service no 6884) was born in Wollongong, NSW.

At the time of enlistment in Tamworth, NSW, he stated his name was Joseph Wells a single, 19 year old drover.  Claude listed his mother in England as next of kin.

Claude had given an alias as he thought his parents would refuse permission for him to join the war but he amended his information before leaving Australia.

Claude embarked on HMAT A20 - Hororata with 25th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements on 14 June 1917.   He arrived in England on 26 August 1917 and joined 25th Battalion in France on 13 February 1918.

Claude was wounded in action on 16 April 1918 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his left leg.  He returned to active duty on 28 July 1918 and served on the Western Front until the War ended. 

Claude returned to Australia in April 1919 and was discharged on 4 July 1919.

In 1923 he married Violet Mowle in Grafton, NSW and together they had 2 children. 

Claude died in Dubbo in 1964.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLANCY C A S

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