Harry G Clarke, MM



Aug 31, 1883

Born at Postcombe Oxfordshire England


Sep 14, 1915

Attested into the 93rd Battalion at Peterborough Ontario 

Ø      Number 195053

Ø      Next of kin given as Emanuel Clarke (father) of Postcombe Oxfordshire England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Jul 15, 1916

Embarked the RMS Empress of Britain at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 25, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Oct 6, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) 39th Reserve Battalion at the West Sandling Camp


Oct 27, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Nov 3, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Nov 21, 1916

Arrived at the 2nd Entrenching Battalion from the CBD


Nov 26, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field from the 2nd Entrenching Battalion and assigned to “C” Company 

The 21st Battalion was in Brigade Support at Calonne recovering from the fighting on the Somme.  During the period that they were here, they supplied work parties for various tasks at or near the front


Mar 15, 1917

Admitted to No 2 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis of Influenza 

He was transferred the same day to the CCRS (Canadian Corps Rest Station)


Mar 17, 1917

Transferred to No 6 CFA and the diagnosis now reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) which is a fever without a known cause


Mar 28, 1917

Transferred to the Liverpool Merchants Mobile Hospital at Etaples


Apr 4, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Brighton


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Apr 6, 1917

Admitted to No 3 Northern General Hospital at Sheffield


Apr 14, 1917

Transferred to Convalescent Depot at Frickley


May 23, 1917

Transferred to the Summerdown Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Eastbourne


Jun 6, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Military Hospital at Eastbourne.  Diagnosis changed to read Myalgia


Jun 8, 1917

Discharged from hospital and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 11, 1918

TOS the 21st Battalion on arrival at 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France


Apr 14, 1918

Left 2 CIBD and proceeded to the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


May 10, 1918

Left CC Rein C to join the 21st Battalion


May 12, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the front line trenches in the Mercatel Section


Sep 4, 1918

Announcement of being awarded the Military Medal appeared in the 2nd Division Routine Orders.  This was awarded for his actions during the attack at Marcelcave on August 8, 1918


Sep 28, 1918

Admitted to No 5 General Hospital at Rouen with a diagnosis of Trench Fever


Oct 4, 1918

Invalided (Sick) to England aboard the Hospital Ship Prince George


Admitted to the 2nd Western Hospital at Manchester 

TOS the EORD while in hospital


Dec 3, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Dec 11, 1918

 Discharged from hospital and TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jan 3, 1919

On Command to Kinmel Park, Witley, pending return to Canada


Jan 12, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Liverpool


By coincidence, this is the same ship that he sailed to England on in 1916


Jan 21, 1919

Announcement of the Military Medal in London Gazette #31142



Jan 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Jan 26, 1919

TOS the Casualty Company, No 3 District Depot, Kingston Ontario 

Granted leave of absence with subsistence until February 8, 1919


Feb 15, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 90043

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Keene Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge – Private 

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at Keene Ontario


Sep 30, 1961

Died at the Belleville General Hospital, Belleville Ontario 

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