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Clarke, Lancelot Gordon (1897–1952)

Lancelot Gordon Clarke, a veteran of the First World War, died yesterday morning at the Repatriation hospital, Hobart.

He was the only son of the late Col. L. F. Clarke, D.S.O., V.D., and Mrs. Marion Jane Clarke, of Melbourne.

Mr. Clarke enlisted at the age of 18 and took part in the landing at Gallipoli[1] as a lieutenant in the 3rd Divisional Artillery.

His father, who commanded the 12th Battalion at Gallipoli was one of the first killed.

Mr. Clarke was wounded in France in 1917.

He was attached to the V.D.C as a lieutenant during the Second World War.

He is survived by two sisters, Marion and Mabel.

The funeral will leave Clark Bros. chapel at 9.35 a.m. on Monday for Cornelian Bay crematorium.

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'Clarke, Lancelot Gordon (1897–1952)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/clarke-lancelot-gordon-13591/text24323, accessed 29 May 2020.

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