John "Jack" Clarkson

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Clarkson
Father's Name: 
Anthony Clarkson
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 28, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
12th Reinforcements
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, March 31, 1956
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Cause of Death: 
Unknown
Details: 

Private Clarkson (Service number: 3902) was born in Durham, England ca.1883. He came to Australia and on enlistment was a miner at Mount Kembla. He embarked on RMS Mooltan on 11th December, 1915 with 12th reinforcements 1st battalion. He saw service on the Western Front. He seems to have survived quite well until 1918 when he was wounded for the first time on 2nd March. He was evacuated for treatment and returned to his unit. He was wounded a second time on 10th June, 1918 and this was more serious. He received a gun shot wound to his groin and was evacuated to England for treatment. While in England he married Lucy Elizabeth Baker at Swindon on 6th November, 1918. He returned to Australia with his wife on 26th August, 1919 and was discharged from the A.I.F. on 18th October, 1919. It is unknown if Jack Clarkson was related to the Dungy Family or a friend but Mary Dungy wrote to the Army to get details of his return so she could meet him.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; CLARKSON J

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