CLARKE, John Patrick
(Service number 8/2558)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||2 September 1887||Place of Birth||Temuka, South Canterbury; or Timaru; or Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Occupation||(WWI) Labourer. (WWII) Labourer for Government|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Daniel Joseph CLARKE (brother), care of Mrs DAVEY, Cliff Street, Timaru. (WWII) Mrs Ellen CLARKE (wife), 41A Heaton Street, Timaru.|
|Medical Information||(WWII) Height 5 ft 4.5 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes green. Hair fair.|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 August 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt (3 Dec 1914)|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||WWI - 1914-1915 Star, War Medal, Victory Medal. WWII - War Medal 1939-45, N.Z. War Medal.|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||WWI - 9 February 1919. WWII - 7 September 1948||Reason||WWI - Termination of period of engagement. WWII - Med Unfit.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Reported wounded, 28 July 1916. Three wounds prior to November 1918. (WWII) Mild diabetes; slightly irregular heart rate; cramps in legs (treatment at Christchurch Hospital in 1942).
|Date||19 October 1963||Age||76 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Taita Lawn Cemetery, Hutt City|
|Memorial Reference||Block 11, Row I, Plot 23|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of John & Elizabeth CLARKE (? 1942). Still on active service when his brother Charles Peter CLARKE died of pneumonia in Auckland on 23 November 1918. Served 4 years in NZEF (WWI). Also served in the Army in WWII (Regimental No. 807157). For WWII his next-of-kin was his wife Ellen CLARKE, of 41A Heaton Street, Timaru. Saddler later. In 1946 when he applied for a War Service Gratuity he was living in Christchurch. See Cenotaph Database later (error?).
Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; NZ Defence Force Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 ......) [14 March 2014]; NZ BDM historical records (DIA) [October 2013]; New Zealand Herald, 28 July 1916 (PapersPast) [13 October 2013]; Taita Lawn Cemetery Burial Records (Hutt City Cemeteries Online) [13 October 2013]. .
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