Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Arthur Edward CLARK


Born: 1884

Birthplace: Dandenong

Parents: George Clark, Rosa Brown 

Died: 10 February, 1918

Cause: Killed In Action

Place of death: Messines, Belgium

Burial place: Ploegsteert, Chateau Rosenberg Military Cemetery

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque


Anzac Cyclists Battalion; 7th reinforcements; 37th Batallion



Regimental Service Number: 748

Enlistment date: 24 October, 1916 Geelong

Age at enlistment: 32 years, 10 months

Address at enlistment: Hawdon St., Heidelberg

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Eldest Brother: John G Clark, Walker St., Dandenong, (Shire Inspector, Shire Hall Dandenong)
Parents Deceased

Will: estate bequeathed to Rosa Jane Blackbourn, Hawdon St., Heidelberg (sister) 

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 1 inch
Weight: 122 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark Brown
Distinctive marks: Some scars on legs; mole
Previously Rejected from Service with AIF because of his height

Embarkation ship: HMAT A7 Medic.

Rank: Private

War Service Summary

18/02/1917    Disembarked at Plymouth
19/02/1917    Perham Downs 07/03/1917    Durrington Transferred to 8th battalion from 2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion
14/06/1917    Proceeded to France
15/06/1917    Marched in Havre
29/06/1917    Marched out to 37th battalion
01/07/1917   Into the field
16/12/1917    To hospital sick
20/12/1917    Transferred to 11th Field Ambulance
25/12/1917    Rejoined battalion from hospital
10/02/1918    Killed in the field, Belgium

War Service Commemerated

Killed in action.

Date: 10 February, 1918

Killed at Messines, Belgium
Buried Ploegsteert, Chateau Rosenberg Military
Cemetery 3 ¼ miles N of Armentieres<
B1056 Sheet 5
10/02/1918 (p. 27 Service Record - Report Ploegsteert 10.8/C  Plot 1 Row K
Grave 8; P 30 confirms Rosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery, Plot 1, Row K,
Grave 8)

p. 35 Service Record - Exhumed & Reinterred
Royal Berks Cemetery Extension Ploegsteert, Plot 2 Row A, Grave 21
Final Resting Place per CWGC
Berks Cemetery Extension Plot II A 21

Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
No Red Cross Report
Commemorated at the Australian War Memorial
panel 128</
Effects returned to Rosa Blackbourn Discs 4, Wallet, photos, testament, Mirror (damaged), pipe, holdall, razor & strop, comb, aluminium drinking cup, belt

Additional Information

Frederick Weston Clark, his brother, is licensee of the Golden Fleece Hotel; Charles Norton Clark
is another brother.

Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate
Thursday 28 February 1918, P 2

Another of our brave Dandenong boys has been accounted for in France in the person of Private Arthur E. Clark, who has been officially reported as killed in action on Feb. 10. He was a native of Dandenong, aged 34 years, and was well-known in sporting circles. He was in the employ of Mr P. T. Heywood, "Orleigh
Park," Mr Willie Duff, "Cardinia," and other good sportsmen, and rode over hurdles and fences, as well as on the flat, and had several wins to his credit. The soldier was brother to Inspector George Clark, of Dandeneng Shire, Fred Clark, Melton, Charles Clark, on active service in France, and Mrs Blackburne, Heidelberg. The flag was flying at half-mast on the tower of the Town Hall, when news had been received of the fatality, and deep sympathy was expressed for the bereaved relatives.

The Australasian
Saturday 9 March 1918, P 57

CLARK.Killed in action 10th February, 1918, Pte. Arthur Edward Clark, 748, third son late George and Rosa Clark, late of Dandenong, loving brother of George (Dandenong), Frederick (Melton), Charles (on active service), and Mrs
George Blackburn, Heidelberg, aged 34 years.
www.ozsportshistory.com/wardeaths/WW1 - Heidelberg.pdf
for a Biography of Arthur Clark


Service Record
Nominal Roll
Newspaper accounts