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Clark Maxwell Gray



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clark Maxwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Gray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2374 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 December 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 31 May 1915 AWMM c/o Presbyterian Ladies College, Albert Street, Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 W Gray, Presbyterian Ladies College, Albert Street, East Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 May 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2374 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets, New Zealand; 2 years in Senior Cadets, Victoria; 1 year in the Melbourne University Rifles, Citizen Military Forces. AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 31 May 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 19 AWMM
    Student/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM
    • 19 Jul 1916 {Age 19} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined 6th Bn at Gallipoli, 5 September 1915.
    Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 October 1915; reverted to Pte from temporary rank, 19 November 1915; promoted Corporal, 19 November 1915; appointed Lance Sergeant, 5 December 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria from Lemnos, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Promoted Sergeant, 15 January 1916.
    Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.
    Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 18 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
    Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; subsequently reported wounded and missing.
    Court of Enquiry, 6 August 1916, determined: 'The above Officer was killed in action, unless during the ensuing six months his name should appear in any Hospital List or in Lists of Prisoners of War.'
    Assistant Adjutant General, Anzac Section, ruled, 23 April 1917, that his fate was 'Killed in Action'.
    Statement, Red Cross File No 1201004, 4535 Pte O.C. LAIDLER, C Company, 58th Bn (patient, Faucett Road Hospital, Portsmouth, England), 4 December 1916: 'Informant states that in July 1916 at Fromelles during a raid on the German trenches Lt. Gray was taken prisoner. Informant had been told this by Private Gordon, A. Coy., 58th Battn., A.I.F. who was with Lt. Gray during the raid, but Informant could not say for certain that Pte. Gordon had seen [underlined] Lt. Gray taken prisoner though he understood that he had done so.'
    Second statement, 2414 Pte J.R. NORRIS, 58th Bn (patient, No 9 Red Cross Hospital, Calais), 18 October 1916: 'Lieut. Gray was killed on the 19th July between V.C. Avenue & Pinney Avenue by a shot in the chest.'
    Third statement, 1774 Pte G. JAMES, C Company, 58th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital (Palais), France), 5 December 1916: 'At Fromelles on 19th July about 6 p.m. we had attached the German first line and been driven back. I was with Lieut. Gray: on our way back to our trenches I saw him hit in the right thigh and stomach. I had to carry on. Next day I saw Lt. Keyes 57th Battn. Trench Mortars and he told me he had been out with a search party early next morning and found Lt. Gray's body and he brought in all his belongings.'
    Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 July 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 19 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    V.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France AWMM

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