Clarence W. Constable
Clarence Westby Constable was a soldier in the A.I.F. during World War One.
He was wounded in action with a penetrating gun shot wound to the head on 5 April 1918. He was transferred from France to 1st London General Hospital on 6 May 1918. Constable died of wounds on 19 May 1918. He is buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Grave No. 181031.
- World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.
- Named on the Lake Burrumbeet State School Great War Roll of Honour.
- LETTER FROM THE FRONT - BATTLES DESCRIBED. BALLARAT BOY IN ACTION
- Corporal C. W. Constable, who left Ballarat two years ago, writing to his parents, Mr and Mrs Constable, of Macarthur street states:—
- We are setting a good spell out of the trenches this time. 'We are the reserve lot, and have to do all the fatigue work, and that is worse than being in the front line. ..
- ... Later— I have got my long-promised holiday of ten days, after, 2 1/2 years hard graft. I don't think much, of London, but I like Glasgow. It puts you in mind of being home. I will be sorry when I having to leave it. The people here cannot do enough for you. You think you are at home amongst them. I like the girls very much here; they are like sisters. I'm sending you a bit of heather. I got out on Loch Lomond. It is one of The prettiest places I have seen since I left home.'
- ↑ Federation Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1899 Births, Ref. No. 393, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ken James, 2007, Muddy Water: A history of Burrumbeet, pg. 134, Camberwell, Victoria
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 National Archives of Australia, World War I records, NAA: B2455, CONSTABLE C W, SERN 3711, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx accessed 14 December 2013
- ↑ Ballarat Star, 25 September 1917.