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Prew, Clarence Victor (3220)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 35 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 17 November 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3220            view online service record

103 Ingles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Annie Rose Prew (wife)
103 Ingles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 16 December 1916
Ship: HMAT Medic A7
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion – 8th Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 26 September 1917
Place: France

Brothers: Cleveland Prew and Montgomery Prew.

Private, 57 Infantry, killed in action 26 September, 1917, age 36, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: John and Caroline PREW; husband of Mrs Annie Rose PREW, born Carlton, educated City Road and Victoria Park, Abbotsford SS, 252 The Esplanade, Port Melbourne (1892). Enlisted Port Melbourne, brothers, 3424, Cleveland and 3375, Montgomery PREW also served, born Collingwood and Port Melbourne respectively. Clarence Prew had earlier served as 40166, Trooper, 2 Scottish Horse during the Boer War when at the Esplanade address. Commemorated Port Melbourne Presbyterian Church Honour Roll.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 18, 2016 8.17 pm 0Likes

    “Prew was killed by a shell outside Glencourse Wood in the advance at Polygon Wood of Sept. 26th, 1917. He was killed about 10.a.m. I knew him well, because he was with me at Royal Park Camp, Melbourne and came over in the same boat as me. He was in the 8th before he joined the 57th/ Foot, 3250, saw he killed and reported it me. Oldish man, wore a S. Africa ribbon, came from Victoria. (H. G. Moore, 3196, 57th Battn)

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted November 28, 2016 12.32 pm 0Likes

    Victorian BDM show Clarence Victor and Annie Rose (nee SUTHERLAND) with four children, Valmai (1905) and Clarence junior (1906, both born in South Melbourne); Victor (1910) and Clement (1912, both Port Melbourne)

  • Rhonda Staunton
    Posted April 25, 2020 3.48 pm 0Likes

    Thankyou for sharing about my great Grandfather, he shared the same first name and occupation as the grandson, Clarence he never met who was also trained in metal on the furnace as a Metal molder. Clarence Victor was my Grandfather’s Victor Prew’s Father. Apparently, my grandfather Victor’s last memory of Clarence Victor was him waving a red handkerchief from the ship to his family. my dad Clarence still relates this story.
    Rhonda Staunton (nee Prew).

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