CLARKE, Ernest
(Service number 28616)

First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Builder
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs A. E. CLARKE (wife), 25 Bourke Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 24 August 1918 Age 39 yrs
Place of Death Bapaume, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices Family in New Zealand received the news on 4 September 1918.
Memorial or Cemetery Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. Memorial stone on Jorgensen family plot in Karori Cemetery, Wellington.
Memorial Reference II. J. 2.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Wellington Provincial Memorial, Wellington

Biographical Notes

Son of Elizabeth CLARKE, of Paekakariki, & the late Thomas CLARKE. Husband of Annie Elizabeth CLARKE, of Havergal House, 93, New Town Row, Birmingham, England. Nephew of Carl JORGENSEN


Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; CWGC [09 October 2013].

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