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Born in Geelong, Victoria and a Surveyor by occupation, Eric Ernest Clutterbuck was 20 years and single when enlisted on the 7th of August 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3720. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915. Admitted to 2nd Australian Star Hospital on the 22nd of March 1916; Wounded in action on the 12th of August 1916; admitted to Hospital sick on the 21st of February 1917 from the 46th Battalion. Reverts to ranks from temporary Corporal and reported missing in action on the 11th of April 1917; promoted to Temporary rank confirmed on the 11th of May 1917; Corporal appointed to permanent cadre of 12th Training Battalion on the 3rd of August 1917; Corporal marched in to 12th training Battalion from France on teh4th of August 1917. Corporal appointed acting Sergeant 12th training Battalion Codford on the 3rd of January 1918; Corporal proceeded overseas to France via Southampton ex 12th training Battalion Codford on teh30th of January 1918. Embarked return to Australia per 'Warwickshire' on the 5th of April 1919 and Disembarked on the 28th of May 1919. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 11th of October 1919. Tree No. 1874