Lieutenant Clifford William King Sadlier VC

Clifford William King Sadlier. D00022A Clifford William King Sadlier

Date of birth: 11 June 1892
Place of birth: Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC
Date of death: 28 April 1964
Place of death: Busselton, WA

Melbourne-born Clifford Sadlier served overseas twice; the first time in Egypt with the medical corps, then in France as an infantryman. Commissioned in 1917, Sadlier was inspirational in the counter-attack at Villers-Bretonneux, over 24–25 April 1918. Although wounded, he led attacks against enemy machine-gun positions. At one point he assaulted a gun by himself while armed only with a revolver. Wounded a second time, he was finally removed from the action.

For a time after the war, Sadlier was state secretary of the RSL in Western Australia.

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