Birth date: 1858
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death date: 25 April 1915
Death place: Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
  • 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Victorian Imperial Bushmen

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of Death: 25 April 1915
  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Major
  • Unit: Victorian Imperial Bushmen
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Honorary Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Hobart

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Victorian Imperial Bushmen
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: Victorian Imperial Bushmen
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Collection Items



Studio portrait of Colonel Lancelot Fox Clarke DSO VD of the 12th Battalion, AIF. He was killed in action on 25 April 1915 at the Gallipoli peninsula, aged 57. One of the inspiring figures in the early hours of the landing at ANZAC was the 57-year-old commanding officer of the 12th Battalion, 'a...



Hobart, Tasmania. 1914-10-14. The 12th Battalion, AIF, marching through the city prior to embarking for service overseas. The mounted officer on the extreme right at the head of the Battalion is Colonel L. F. Clarke who was one of the first officers to be killed in the Gallipoli landing. (Donor...



Group portrait of officers of the 4th Victorian Imperial Regiment Contingent. The Contingent left Australia on 1 May 1900 and embarked on the transport Victoria, reaching their destination on 11 July 1900. Members of the Contingent returned to Australia in 1902. Identified left to right, back row:...


Private Record


Date of birth 1858 Melbourne, VIC
Date promoted 1914-08-17 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date of death 1915-04-25 Killed in action in Gallipoli, Turkey.