(Service number 18339)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||23 November 1873||Place of Birth||Ireland|
|Date||26 July 1916||Age||43 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||19 Cook St, Auckland|
|Occupation||Driver (with survey party)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary CLARKE (mother), Fraser Street, Temuka|
|Medical Information||Height 6 ft. Weight 11 stone 4 lbs. Chest 32-36 in. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair grey. Sight, hearing, colour vision, heart & lungs all normal. Limbs & chest well formed, Full movement of joints. Wears dentures. No illnesses. Free from hernia, variocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. No defects. No history of fits. Declared Fit.|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||20th Reinforcements New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade|
|Date||14 December 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Auckland Mounted Rifles|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
20th October 1918 admitted to 21st General Hospital, Helonan, suffering from severe malaria fever.
|Date||2 November 1918||Age||43 yrs|
|Place of Death||Egypt to Palestine|
|Cause||Died of disease - malaria & dysentry|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|Memorial Reference||M. 196.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial; St Joseph's Church, Temuka|
Son of James & Mary CLARKE, 14 Fraser Street, Temuka. Brother of Peter CLARKE who died of wounds in France in 1916, of William Francis CLARKE who served in the Royal Air Force in WWI, of Jack CLARKE who served in WWI. Another brother Daniel was killed in the South African War. Plaque and scroll sent to his mother in Temuka.
Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; NZ Defence Force Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0025515) [14 March 2014]; ; CWGC [09 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 2 November 1918, Press, 8 November 1918 (Papers Past) [09 April 2014; 28 October 2013].
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