|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: South Australia, Adelaide|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 1255 Private Emil John Hamilton Clarke, 3rd Light Horse Regiment who was a 23 ...
Studio portrait of 1255 Private Emil John Hamilton Clarke, 3rd Light Horse Regiment who was a 23 year old bank clerk from Prospect, South Australia when he enlisted on 21 January 1915. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and embarked for overseas on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Benalla. After serving for six months in Egypt, he proceeded to France, where on 1 October 1916, he was promoted to Lieutenant (Lt) and transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade. Lt Clarke was killed in action near Bullecourt, France, on 15 April 1917 and buried in the Communal Cemetery at Bapaume, France. One of 131 photographs displayed on an honour board showing members of the Adelaide Rowing Club who enlisted for active service in the First World War. The original is held by the Adelaide Rowing Club who kindly loaned the board to the Australian War Memorial for copying.