Charles Norton CLARK
Parents: John George Clark; Rose Jane Clark
Brother of :
Inspector John George Clark, of Dandenong Shire,
Fred Clark, Melton,
Arthur Edward Clark, killed in action, France
Mrs Rosa Jane Blackbourn, Heidelberg.
Place of death: Heidelberg, Victoria
Awards and Honours
- 1914-1915 Star
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
8th Light Horse Regiment,2nd Reinforcement; 12th Field Artillery Brigade; 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Regimental Service Number: 607 / 688
Enlistment date: 28 September, 1914 Meeniyan
Age at enlistment: 26 years 4 months
Address at enlistment: Hawdon St., Heidelberg
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Mrs George Blackbourn, Hawdon St., Heidelberg
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight: 10 stones 7 pounds
Distinctive marks: Scars right little toe, right instep
Embarkation ship: HMAT A26 Armadale.
Rank: Private; Gunner; Driver
Return Date: 23 November, 1919
Return Vessel: Port Napier.
Arrival at Australia: 10 February, 1920.
Discharge Date: 11 April, 1920
War Service Summary
12/08/1915 Alexandria with influenza. It appears he did not return to Gallipoli
06/03/1916 Transferred to 3rd Reserve Light Horse Regiment
02/04/1916 Taken on Strength to 11th Field Artillery Brigade and mustered. Gunner
18/05/1916 11th Field Artillery Brigade
10/06/1916 Disembarks Marseilles France
01/08/1916 Appointed Driver 11th Field Artillery Brigade. Clark was the former batman and groom to 10/02/1920 Returned to Australia per Port Napier ex England with wife and child
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
24/10/1918 Married at the United Free Church of Scotland, Registration entry # 77, Letitia Moreland, (Letitia Bradley in electoral rolls) from 97 Barloch St., Glasgow Aged 20; a restaurant waitress
Charles Norton Carpenter Junior
1943 electoral roll a bootmaker
1949 electoral roll a drum maker
Place/s of residence:
1914 electoral roll: Lonsdale St., Dandenong labourer
1914 electoral roll: Meeniyan traveller
28/05/1921 Heidelberg (P 22 Serv. Rec.)
1924, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1949, 1954, 1963 electoral roll: 46 Dresden St., Heidelberg labourer; Letitia - Home duties
1914 1963 - labourer
Date of death:
1964 Reg # 20590
Other relevant information:
2 photos available from War Memorial - 1 alone in 1917; 1 with his wife.
A group portrait of the Headquarters and Signal Sections of the 11th Brigade of Australian Field Artillery, in the rest area at Epagne on 14 June 1918. AWM E02510 includes Clarke 688
Charles enlisted in 1942.
His son Charles Norton Clark Jnr enlisted in 1941.
Frederick Weston Clark, his brother, is licensee of the Golden Fleece Hotel; Arthur Edward Clark, killed in action, is another brother
Re Brother, Arthur Edward Clark:
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.
Cameron Simpson, A Biographical History of the 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914 19, published 1998 has details for Clark WW1 & WW2. Also image of 2nd Reinforcements, 8th LHR at Broadmeadows Camp
Birth Registration 1888