People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

Rupert Alfred Clack (1885–1963)

Rupert Alfred Kimber Clack (1885-1963) enlisted in the AIF on 17 May 1915. He gave his occupation as butcher. His height was given as 5 feet 8 inches, and he had a dark complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. He was a driver with the 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train. He arrived at Lemnos, in Greece in July 1915 and served on the Gallipoli Peninsula in September. That same month he was sent to a hospital in Malta suffering from dysentry and was then transferred to London. He returned to Australia on 17 March 1916 suffering from shell shock.

Additional Resources

Citation details

'Clack, Rupert Alfred (1885–1963)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/clack-rupert-alfred-31690/text39154, accessed 20 May 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Birth

8 March, 1885
North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Death

19 October, 1963 (aged 78)
Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (pancreatic)

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Occupation
Military Service