8 May 1915
The late Lieutenant-Colonel Lancelot Fox Clarke, D.S.O., V.D., was commanding the 12th Infantry Battalion, which comprised troops from Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and which had its headquarters in Tasmania. He was 57 years of age. He received his first commission in 1884, was appointed lieutenant in 1884, and attained the rank of captain four years later. He was appointed major in the Field Artillery Brigade (Victoria) in 1893.
Colonel Clarke saw active service in the South African war, in which he fought from 1900 to 1902. He served with the Rhodesian Field Force. In the Transvaal he was officer commanding the North- Western Districts, and also acted as Administrator No. 13 for the Martial Law Area of Cape Colony. He had command of the 4th V.M.R. from February 22, 1901, to June 23 of the same year, and was mentioned in dispatches on April 3 and July 9, 1901. He was awarded a Queen's medal with four clasps and a King's medal with two clasps.
His widow was formerly Miss Beatrice Moffat, of Adelaide, and is a grand-daughter of the well-known centenarian, Surgeon-Major J. B. Winton. She was so prostrated at the news of her husband's death that her removal to a private hospital was necessary. The sad intimation came first to Mrs. Clark through the newspapers, and not by direct advice previously to its publication.
1915 'LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CLARKE.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 May, p. 38, viewed 15 August, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89145651