Eden Israel Clark

First Name: 
Eden
Middle Name: 
Israel
Last Name: 
Clark
Alternate Spelling: 
Clarke
Mother's Name: 
Emma Clark
Father's Name: 
George Clark
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, April 26, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, April 9, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Eden Clark was born in Kiama, N.S.W. in 1898.

When Eden enlisted he was 19 years old, single, and working as a waiter.

He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne with 20th Reinforcements, on 16th July 1917.  The troops arrived in England on 16th September 1917 and after training Eden was sent to France.  He joined 20th Battalion in Belgium on 1st January 1918.

Eden served on the Western Front until he was wounded in action in France on 7th April 1918 during fighting near Amien.  He sustained gun shot wounds to his right leg and chest.  He was evacuated to the 41st Casualty Clearing Station for treatment but died from his wounds on 9th April 1918.

Eden is buried in Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, France: Plot II, Row A, Grave 11.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLARK E I

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