Biography

Birth date: 05 May 1890
Birth place: Australia: Tasmania, Hobart
Death date: 13 April 1918
Death place: France
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of Death: 13 April 1918
  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 19 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Private Record

Daly, Clarence (Lieutenant Colonel, DSO, 6 Battalion, AIF d: 1918)

WARRANT RELATED TO THE AWARD OF THE DSO, LETTERS WRITTEN TO HIS MOTHER BY FELLOW-OFFICERS FOLLOWING HIS DEATH ON 13 APRIL 1918 AND LATER LETTERS CONCERNED WITH HIS VARIOUS MID'S Maker: Daly, Clarence Wells Didier

PR83/123

Heraldry

1914-15 Star : Captain C W D Daly, 6 Battalion, AIF

1914-15 Star. Impressed on reverse with recipient's details.

REL/09147.002

Hat badge : Captain C W D Daly, 64 Infantry Battalion (City of Melbourne Regt)

Oval, gilded brass hat badge with a voided kangaroo's head and numeral '64' in the centre within a blue enamelled oval bearing the words 'CITY OF MELBOURNE REGIMENT'. Around the oval, is a wreath of laurel surmounted by a king's crown. Beneath the oval is a blue enamelled scroll bearing the motto...

REL/09148

Pair collar badges : Captain C W D Daly, 64 Infantry Battalion (City of Melbourne Regt)

Pair of oval, gilded brass collar badge with a voided kangaroo's head and numeral '64' in the centre within a blue enamelled oval bearing the words 'CITY OF MELBOURNE REGIMENT'. Around the oval, is a wreath of laurel surmounted by a king's crown. Beneath the oval is a blue enamelled scroll bearing...

REL/09149

Shoulder title : Captain C W D Daly, 64 Infantry Battalion (City of Melbourne Regt)

Straight, voided, brass '64' shoulder title. On the reverse of the title are two brass attachment lugs complete with split pins. The maker's details 'STOKES & SONS' is stamped beneath the attachment lugs.

REL/09150

Distinguished Service Order : Major C W D Daly, 6 Battalion, AIF

Distinguished Service Order (Geo V). Unnamed as issued.

REL/09147.001

British War Medal 1914-20 : Lieutenant Colonel C W D Daly, 6 Battalion, AIF

British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

REL/09147.003

Victory Medal with MID : Lieutenant Colonel C W D Daly, 6 Battalion, AIF

Victory Medal with Mention In Despatches oakleaf. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

REL/09147.004

Digitised Collection

Diary for Frederick Harold Tubb, 1917

Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Frederick Harold Tubb VC, 7th Battalion. The diary was written by Frederick Tubb between 1 January and 13 July 1917. In the diary, Tubb recounts his experiences in the trenches in France, the continuous bombardment, effectiveness of aerial...

RCDIG0000286

Diary of Arthur Thomas, 1916-1918

Diary relating to the First World War service of 3470 Corporal Arthur Thomas, 6th Battalion. This diary was written by Thomas between 20 July 1916 and 5 June 1918 and it covers: building fortifications and digging trenches un protected in front of the Allied line out at night under direct German...

RCDIG0001096

Transcript of diaries of Arthur Thomas, 1916-1918

Transcript of diaries relating to the First World War service of 3470 Corporal Arthur Thomas, 6th Battalion. Transcript of the diary written by Arthur Thomas between 20 July 1916 and 5 June 1918 and was made by Thomas' family after the his death in 1918.

RCDIG0001097

Technology

Pattern 1897 Infantry Officers Sword & Scabbard: Lieutenant Colonel C W D Daly, 6 Battalion, AIF

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer sword. The hilt has a nickel plated three quarter 'scroll' pattern pierced sheet steel guard with the GVR royal cypher and has a leather sword knot attached to the slot near the pommel. The grip is wire bound black fishskin. The straight blade is etched half...

REL37330

Photograph

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Informal portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Clarence Wells Didier Daly, 6th Battalion (left) and Lt Col Carl Herman Jess, 7th Battalion (right), in front of the 6th Battalion Headquarters. On 13 April 1918, Colonel Daly was taking up a support position in the Foret de Nieppe, to hold up the...

E00077

Timeline

Date of birth 1890-05-05 Hobart, TAS.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-19 Appointed Captain in 6 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-19
Date promoted 1915-05-16 Appointed Major.
Other 1916-08-22 Temporary Commanding Officer of the 6th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-01-20
Date promoted 1917-02-25 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Other 1917-02-25 Commanding Officer 6 Battalion.
Other units 1917-07-16 Temporary Commanding Officer 2 Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1917-07-24 Rejoined 6 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-08
Date of death 1918-04-13 Killed in action in France.