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Date Unknown Place of Birth Temuka

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Occupation Post Office worker; then in Geological Survey Department.
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Religion Roman Catholic
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Served with Member of the Wiltshire Regiment, commanding the 13th Stokes Light Trench Mortar Battery Served in
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Date 30 July 1916 Age 29 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Memorial Reference V. H. 11.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Joseph's Church, Temuka (Peter); Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of James (deceased) & Mary CLARKE, 14 Fraser Street, Temuka. Brother of James CLARKE who died of disease in Egypt in 1918 & William Francis CLARKE who served in the Royal Air Force in WWI. In July 1916 (Lieutenant) he was on administrative work with his divisional trench mortars.


CWGC [23 March 2014]; Temuka Through the Years: an informal history (Compiled by Temuka History Book Committee, 2009) [accessed 14 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 8 July 1916, 10 August 1916, Free Lance, 18 August 1916 (Papers Past) [13 November 2013. 28 October 2013, 09 March 2014]

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