CLARKE , William Francis
(Service number 3167)

First Rank 1st Class Air Mechanic Last Rank Flight Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 20 January 1915 (mobilized) Age 25 yrs
Address at Enlistment
Previous Military Experience
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Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with Royal Air Force Served in Royal Flying Corps (in France, England, Ireland)
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Other Units Served With Royal Aviation Corps
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No information

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Date 9 August 1920 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 5 October 1959 Age 70 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Hokitika Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 123; Plot 2047
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of James & Mary CLARKE, 14 Fraser Street, Temuka. Brother of Captain Peter CLARKE who served in the Wiltshire Regiment & died of wounds in France in 1916 & of James CLARKE who died of disease in Egypt in 1918.


N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 22525 W5712 BR. 37/4066) [14 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 2 March 1916 (Papers Past) [15 October 2013]; Westland Council burial record [28 October 2013].

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