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Clark, Alfred




Born 19th May 1893 Ellendale Tasmania the son of George and Margaret Clark (nee McCallum) a farmer who embarked Melbourne 21st October 1916 on board “HMAT Port Melbourne” with the 40th Infantry Battalion. 

He died 7th June 1917 at the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station France from a gunshot wound to the left buttock and was buried in the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. 

His brother Pte Arthur Clark (No 2306) also died of wounds in France on the 7th July 1917 and was buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord, France. 

Our Ellendale correspondent writes  

"Mr Geo Clark of Shamrock Valley, Ellendale, has been notified by the military authorities that his son Private Alfred Clark died of wounds in the Second Australian Casualty Station in France on the 7th inst Another son, Private Arthur Clark is also on active service having enlisted at the same time as his brother Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Geo Clark and family in their sad bereavement "

The Mercury 20th June 1917









               Alf & Arthur Clark brothers both KIA

          Photo Courtesy Jim Rouse 





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