CLARKE , William Francis
(Service number 3167)
|First Rank||1st Class Air Mechanic||Last Rank||Flight Sergeant|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Date||20 January 1915 (mobilized)||Age||25 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin|
|Served with||Royal Air Force||Served in||Royal Flying Corps (in France, England, Ireland)|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With||Royal Aviation Corps|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||9 August 1920||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||5 October 1959||Age||70 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Hokitika Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block 123; Plot 2047|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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