Born at Port Augusta, Sth Aust. CoE. Enlisted 4 September 1915 age 22, letter carrier. Nok father, Richard Charles Cleak of Pioneer Lodge, Grant St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 22 November 1915 per RMS Mongolia. Served in Egypt/Middle East 1916-1917. RTA January 1919 per SS City of Exeter. Service medals:1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM.