Egan Clement Doc
Name Clement Morris Egan Rank: Private
Battalion 2/32nd Infantry Battalion
Place of Birth Bairnsdale 30 July1918
Next of Kin James Egan, his father. Son of James Michael and Catherine Jane Egan, of Inverloch, Victoria.
Date and place of enlistment 23 January 1940 at South Melbourne
Location on enlistment Inverloch
Occupation Transport driver
Date and place of death 19 December 1943 aged 25 in Papua New Guinea
Location of grave or memorial
He is buried in Lae War Cemetery
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He and his family resided in Inverloch. He was the brother of Bernard James Egan
The Battalion was formed in June 1940 from surplus Australian troops who had been sent to the United Kingdom shortly after the fall of France. After completing training in the United Kingdom the 2/32nd served in North Africa in 1941–1942. In early 1943, the battalion returned to Australia and later took part in campaigns against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1943–1944 around Lae and on the Huon Peninsula.
Clement Egan died of illness while serving with the battalion in New Guinea in December 1943.