Chapman Valley History

Clarke, Henry_3802_The Ypres (Menin Gate)

3082, Private Henry CLARKE
Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion, 7th Reinforcements, AIF (later 28th Battalion)

Where Born: Geraldton, Western Australia (Nabawah on NAA Circular)
School: Catholic School, Western Australia
Address: Geraldton, Western Australia
Occupation: Miner
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital status: Single
Parents: James and Margaret Clarke, Eleanor Street, later Snowden Street, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Description: Height 5’ 9”; weight 146 lbs; chest 34/37”; medium complexion; dark blue eyes;  light brown hair

War Service: Henry enlisted 13 Jul 1916, at Geraldton, aged 26 years and 7 months.  He embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia per HMAT Argyllshire 9 Nov 1916 arriving in Devonport, England 10 Jan 1917. Henry was admitted to the No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford with “VD” in Apr 1917 then transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital before being discharged after 19 days 25 Apr 1917. He was marched in to Perham Downs 30 May 1917 and trained with the Pioneer Training Battalion before marching out to Dinton on 4 June 1917. On the 11 Jul 1917, Henry was transferred to the 28th Battalion, proceeding overseas to France 30 Jul 1917 joining his unit 15 Aug 1917. 
Killed in Action: 9 October 1917, France, Aged 29 years during the 3rd Battle of Ypres
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Medals: British War Memorial, Victory Medal