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Clowe R J J    A-g Sgt    5799

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Acting Corporal Robert John Josiah Clowe, circa January

1916, Sergeant Clowe was killed in action at Flers in France.

http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DA13451

 

Clowe R J J    A/g Sgt    5799    Robert John Josiah              7 Inf Bn    24    Skin classer    Single    Pres        

Address:    Newmarket, Shields St, 30    

Next of Kin:    Clowe, Robert Thomas, 213 Richardson St, Albert Park    

Enlisted:    14 Jul 1915       

Embarked:  A33 Ayrshire 3 Jul 1916     

Prior service:  Snr Cadets - 2 years

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Clowe-C-P-Pte-478  brother

 

Flemington-Kensington Church News, April 1917

 

5799 Sergt Robt J Clowe, 7th Batt, was killed in action on Feb 20th after being six weeks at the West Front.  Before he went to the front he posted to Australia his YMCA War League Card of Membership with his signature to the consecration vow.  He was one of Christ's army, and now he has seen his Leader face to face. 

 

Extracts from the Australian Red Cross Missing and Wounded Enquiry Bureau Correspondence

 

Killed in Action 20/2/17

"I met Casualty's mate W Keays (now with unit in France) in Wandsworth Hospital, and he told me that Casualty was killed whilst taking up a fatigue party with water outside Bapaume on the 20th February 1917.  He was killed by shell fire and he was the only one of the party that was killed. A piece of the shell truck the side of his head and death was instantaneous".
Informant G F Flanigan
No 5679, 7th Battalion
------


I saw him killed by shell at Factory Corner in front of Bapaume shot through the head died instantly.  He was buried in the Military Cemetery at Dernecourt.  I saw his grave.  He came from Melbourne and was a dealer in skins and hides about 24, known in Battn as Snowy as he was white headed.  I was with him 10 months. A favourite with his mates.
Witness:-
W D Sullivan 5796
7th Battn HdQtrs
Mil Hpl, Fovant 15.12.17

 

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1041501--1-.PDF

 

 

 

Date of death:  20/02/1917

CWGC:  "Son of Robert Thomas and Ellen Clowe, of 213, Richardson St., Middle Park, Victoria. Born at Bendigo, Victoria".

VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

 

War Service Commemorated

Flemington PAFS

Flemington-Presbyterian-Church

 

In Memoriam

 

CLOWE - In sad yet proud memory of my dear eldest son,
Robert, late 5799 A Coy 7th Batt AIF, who made the
supreme sacrifice in France, 14 Jul 17; brother of Lieut C P
 Clowe, 7th Bn.
Coward, shirker! Bow your head    
He died defending you
(Mother) 

CLOWE -ln lov¡ng memory of our dear friend, R J J
Clowe, who was killed in France, February 20, 1917,
aged 25 years
... will never quite leave us,

our friend who has passed
Through the shadow of death in the sunlight above;
.. and sweet memories are holding him fast
To the place that he blessed with his presence
and love.
Duty nobly done
Mr and Mrs Danaher, Shields street,

Flemington.

CLOWE - In loving memory of Sergeant Robert
J J Clowe, killed in action "somewhere in
France'" Feb 20 1917
"Duty nobly done "
(Inserted by J Davis and family, 103 Graham 
street, Bendigo)   

CLOWE - A tribute of love to the memory of my
dear friend, Sgt R J Clowe, who was killed in
action February 20 1917.
Though death divides,  

Fond memories cling
(Inserted by his loving friend, E Danaher* )

Family Notices. (1918, February 20). The Argus, p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1640787

 

* Probably Eily Danaher of 30 Sheilds St, which was Robert's address on enlistment.  Eily's brother Edmund Danaher

was killed in action at the Gallipoli landing in 1915.

 

CLOWE - In loving memory of our dear brother
(Bob) killed in action February 20 1917       
Our loving brother, one of the best,   -
(Inserted by his loving brother and sister, who
mourn his loss.)

CLOWE In loving memory of Sergeant R J
Clowe, who made the supreme sacrifice on Feb
ruary 20 1917, aged 25 years.
Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear.
(Mrs and Mrs Danaher, 30 Shields St, Flemington,)   

CLOWE - In loving memory of "Bob", who was
killed in action in France, February 20, 1917
Love and remembrance last for ever.
(Inserted by his loving friend E Danaher.
Family Notices. (1919, February 20). The Argus, p. 1.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1434010

 

IN MEMORIAM.

On Active Service.  

CLOWE. -In sad yet proud memory of my eldest  

son Robert, 7th Batt., A.I.F., who fell at Flers,      

20th February, 1917.

A life given in its morning - part purchase of

our freedom.

Royal Standbacks! Salute! -(His father.)

 

CLOWE. -ln loving memory of our dear brother,

Pte. R. J. Clowe (Bob), who was killed in France

on February 20, 1917.

He gave his life, his love, his all.

-(Inserted by M. G. and C. P. Clowe.)  

 

CLOWE. -In loving memory of Bob, who was

killed in action, in France, on February 20,  

1917.

To memory ever dear.

-(Inserted by his loving friend, E. Danaher)

 

CLOWE. -In loving memory of Sgt. R. J. Clowe,

who made the supreme sacrifice in France, Feb-

ruary 20, 1917, aged 25 years.

He died as he lived - a man.

-(Inserted bv Mrs.Danaher 30 Shields street,  

Flemington.) 

 

Family Notices. (1920, February 20). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1678069

 

CLOWE.-In loving remembrance of Robert J.

my eldest eon, ex-Sgt. 18/7th Batt, who fell at

Flers February 20, 1917; brother of ex-Lieut.

C. P. Clowe, 7th Batt.    

"Not dead-in a higher command,"

-(Father and brother.)

If your grave could only open, Vast changes

you would see;  

Though, perhaps, by some forgotten,

We love and respect thee.

-(His loving sister and brother-in-law,

"Erva- Lea." Howitt road, Caulfield.)

 

CLOWE.-In loving memory of Bob, who was

killed in action in France on February 20, 1917.

To memory, ever dear.  

-(Inserted by his loving friend, E. Danaher.)

 

Family Notices. (1922, February 20). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4699917

 

No further years checked.

 

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