|Place||Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Fromelles, Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 4155 Private (Pte) Roy Allison Clark, 54th Battalion (previously of the 2nd ...
Studio portrait of 4155 Private (Pte) Roy Allison Clark, 54th Battalion (previously of the 2nd Battalion) from Liverpool, NSW. A 19 year old jeweller prior to enlisting on 20 August 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 13th Reinforcements of the 2nd Battalion from Sydney on 20 December 1915 aboard HMAT Aeneas. He was killed in action near Fromelles, France on 20 July 1916 and he is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, France. In 2008 a burial ground was located at nearby Pheasant Wood containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers including Pte Clark. All of the remains were reburied in the newly created Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. At the time of the official dedication of the new cemetery on 19 July 2010, ninety-six of the Australians had been identified through a combination of anthropological, archaeological, historical and DNA information. Work is continuing on identifying the other remains relocated from the burial ground and buried in the new cemetery as unknown soldiers. Pte Clark is among those who have not been identified and his name will remain on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial.