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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Labourer by trade, Thomas Charles Clarke was 29 years and single when enlisted on the 29th of January 1916 in the 3rd Pioneer Battalion, B Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 406. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 'Wandilla' on the 6th of June 1916. On the 31st of August 1916 admitted to Fargo Military Hospital – Rheumatism; admitted sick to Parkhouse on the 17th of December1916; on the 27th of January 1918 admitted to the 9th Field Ambulance – Injury to Knee; wounded in action on the 7th of May 1918 and admitted to 11th Field Ambulance – Gunshot wound chin and transferred to 2nd Causality Clearing Station; on the 1st of June wounded in action (2nd Occasion); on the 28th of August 1918 wounded in action (3rd occasion) and admitted to 23rd Causality Clearing Station. Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital – Gunshot wound thigh right. Embarked for return to Australia per 'Morvada' on the 4th of January 1919 and disembarked 3rd M.D. on the 20th of February 1919 and Discharged 2nd M.D. on the 31st of May 1919 – medically unfit. Disability gunshot wound (shell) right thigh - deep flesh. War service: Western Front Tree No. 2058