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7th Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force

22nd Jun 1916 Taking Supplies up

23rd Jun 1916 At An Oasis

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7th Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Barton MID. Nathaniel Dunbar. Col.
  • Clarke Oliver Joseph. Tpr.

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Tpr. Oliver Joseph Clarke 7th Light Horse Regiment

Oliver Joseph Bourke Clarke was born in Sydney, New South Wales during 1893 and was working as a bank clerk before he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. He was 22 years of age when he enlisted at Liverpool on 11 April 1915 and was assigned to the 7th Light Horse Regiment with the rank of trooper. His brother, Gunner James Vincent Clarke also served.

Clarke departed Sydney aboard HMAT Suffolk on 28 July 1915. Whilst serving with the 7th Light Horse Regiment in the Middle East, he fell victim to a twisted knee that was acquired during a military football match. He returned to Australia on 14th of March 1919. Oliver Joseph Bourke Clarke died in Manly in 1963.

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Col. Nathaniel Dunbar Barton MID 7th Light Horse Brigade

Nathaniel Dunbar Barton was a 20 year old medical student from Wellington, New South Wales who enlisted in the 7th Light Horse Brigade. Prior to the outbreak of the First World War, Barton had been a second lieutenant in the 34th Battalion of the Citizen Military Forces. He departed Sydney aboard HMAT Ajana on 19th December 1914 and arrived in Egypt in early February 1915. Two of his brothers, Private Denis Hampden Barton and Private Brian Templar Barton also enlisted.

After joining the fighting at Gallipoli in early May 1915, Barton was promoted to lieutenant. He was wounded in July and returned to Egypt to recuperate. In 1916 and 1917, Barton served with the 7th Light Horse across the Middle East, including the battle of Romani. He was promoted to the rank of major in September 1916. In mid-1918 Barton received a Mention in Despatches for assisting the 5th Light Horse to defend their position on a key hill at Tel-el-Negily.

After returning to Australia Barton completed his studies in medicine and began working in Parkes, New South Wales. Barton also served during the Second World War as a lieutenant colonel with the Medical Corps at Darwin and Moratai, New Guinea. During this time, he was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his distinguished service to the war effort in New Guinea. After the war, Nathaniel Barton returned to Australia and settled in Wellington, New South Wales where he established a successful private medical practice.

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