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I have a wonderful Animated Power Point Presentation with a map of World War 2 with anumations of some of armies and their occupations duirng World War 2.
Email me you would like it
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Page 2:  History 
 Page 3:  Bert 
  Page 4:  Notes
Page 5:  My Dad
Page 6: My Dad Page 7: My Dad Pages 8 -27:
Lest We Forget

20 Pages of
World War 1

Bullecourt France Tour 2007  


Anzac Day
Our flag bears the stars that blaze at night
In our southern sky of blue,
And a little old flag in the corner
That’s part of our heritage too.
It’s for the English, the Scots and the Irish
Who were sent to the ends of the earth,
The rogues and schemers, the doers and dreamers
Who gave modern Australia birth.
It’s the flag and our law and our language,
Not the flag of a faraway land.
(Though there are plenty of people who’ll tell you,
How when Europe was plunged into night,
That the little old flag in the corner
Was the symbol of freedom and light)
It doesn’t mean we owe allegiance
To a forgotten imperial dream:
We’ve the stars to show where we are going,
And the flag to show where we’ve been.



Some Good Links Below.

 Below see pics of Cenotaph Martin Place etc of mine.

Bert Name on
Honour Roll
Martin Place

Bert 's name 2

3. More at Martin Place

4.  Martin Place 5. Martin Place 6. Martin Place



Dad's Pages Here

My father, Leo Clive Clarke served as a Trooper driving Matilda Tanks in the 1st Armoured Regiment in New Guinea and Borneo. Anzac Day brings back to me fond memories of watching him set off early in the morning for the Dawn Service, proudly wearing his Service Medals for the day.  Later, he joined the march through Sydney Streets, sometimes helping to carry the Regiment’s Flag.  His day would end up with a Regiment Luncheon and drinks with his mates followed by games of “Two Up”.   He would then catch the train and stagger home a bit “worse for wear” but happy after the reunions with more memories of exaggerated stories.  




My grandfather, Charles Sykes McIntosh Johnston served as an AB in the Navy on the “Psyche” around Australia & the Far East and the “Melbourne” around Great Britain. He was on the “Melbourne” when the Fleet went out to confront the German Navy in 1918.   Pop's Pages here



Jack Clarke (my father's brother)  was a Sergeant in a Medical Unit in the 8th division and was a prisoner of war in Singapore


WW1 The four servicemen below were brothers and my great uncles.  All of them fought in WW1, with two at the landing at Gallipoli, one was sent there as a reinforcement and they all fought in France.  Two received the Military Cross & Bar, the other a Military Cross and the fourth was killed at Bullecourt. 

Percy Smythe  & Poem.  

More updates here

Mont St Quentin Photographs

Uncle Perce's medals

(1) Military Cross (2) 1914-15 Star (for service Aug 14 to 31 December 1915) (3) British War Medal (4) Allied Victory Medal. 


       Vivian Smythe     Vern Smythe 




Bert died 3rd May 1917. More on Bert


 Postcard from Uncle Perce to Aunty Clythie.