BARCLAY, Clifford Clapcott
(Service number 6/404)
|First Rank||Lieutenant||Last Rank||Second Lieutenant|
|Date||25 April 1893||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Occupation||Stock Agent with Guinness & Le Cren, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Lieut-Colonel H.C Barclay (father), Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||25 April 1915||Age||22|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey|
|Memorial Reference||Panel 73|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Augustine Church War memorial (as G C Barclay); Waimate First World War Memorial|
Clifford landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and was recorded as wounded and missing. A court of enquiry in Jan 1916 confirmed his death from causes unknown. In his probate, the solicitor noted that his friends had not seen him killed nor ever found his body. Clifford left a will which was witnessed by Dr Cruickshank of Waimate who later died in the influenza outbreak.
Clifford was the son of Dr Herbert Clifford Barclay and Ruth Annie Barclay. Dr Barclay had a practice in Waimate and also one of the first people in Waimate to own a car. Dr Barclay had also been commissioned as a Captain in the Territorials in 1898, served with the Waimate Rifles Volunteers in 1901, appointed major in 1911, and Lt Colonel in 1914. He served in World War One and was attached to the Russian Field Hospital in Petrograd in Sept 1914 and later served in the RAMC in England until 1918. He died in England in 1932. Dr Barclay had married Ruth Annie Clapcott in 1890 and had four children, Dorothy Amy (b.1891), Clifford Clapcott (b.1893), Ruth Marjory Cruickshank (b.1899) and George Oliver Clapcott (b.1904).
Cenotaph Sep 2013; Paperspast http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ ; Births, Deaths & Marriages online www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald; Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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