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Clarence, Edgar Aubrey (1889–1961)

Edgar Aubrey Clarence, n.d. photographer unknown

Edgar Aubrey Clarence, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

EDGAR AUBREY CLARENCE, one of the four sons of Mr. P. C. Clarence and Mrs. Marie Clarence (Camira Station, Grafton) who served in the war, was born at Gunning, New South Wales, on 25th February, 1889.

He received his education from private tutors, and joined the service of the Bank in Lismore on 19th April, 1906. His subsequent transfers were to Murwillumbah in 1908, Tenterfield in 1909, and to Walcha as assistant on 7th March, 1912.

He volunteered immediately on the outbreak of war, and was at first rejected, but eventually succeeded in entering the army on 10th January, 1916. He proceeded to France with the original 33rd Battalion, having been given his commission direct from the ranks on 12th August, 1916. Two years later he became adjutant of his battalion.

Lieut. Clarence, owing to his good fortune in never being either sick or wounded, took part in every action in which his battalion was engaged, including the Battles of Messines, Passchendaele, Hangard Wood, Villers Bretonneux, Accroache Wood, Proyart, Bony and Road Wood.

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Edgar Aubrey Clarence, n.d. photographer unknown

Edgar Aubrey Clarence, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour