George Clare is seated at front.
Service Number: 1966
Enlistment Unit: 3rd Field Artillery
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 26 August 1914
Enlistment Age: 20 years 6 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia
George was the youngest of the seven children of William and Sarah Clare of Newnham. He was baptised at Holy Trinity, attended the Launceston Church Grammar School and became a bank clerk prior to enlisting in October 1914. He saw service throughout the Gallipoli campaign and then went to northern France. In October 1916 he was wounded in action and invalided to England. Returning to the Front he was awarded the Military Medal in June 1917 and then selected for officer training. Promoted to Lieutenant he was congratulated in an Australian Corps report for saving the regimental ammunition store when it was set on fire through enemy shelling, July 1918. George returned to Tasmania at the end of the war and in 1929 took over command of the Launceston Artillery. He moved to Queensland in 1936 as a Branch Manager of the Union Bank of Australia and died there in 1944 aged sixty.
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