CLARK, George Harold Freer
(Service number 61084)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||25 July 1891||Place of Birth||Timaru, Canterbury|
|Date||30 June 1917||Age||26 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Stratford|
|Previous Military Experience||Territorials|
|Next of Kin||C. C. H. CLARK (father), The Matai, Nelson|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 136 lbs. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair black. Had had rheumatic fever.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||33rd Reinforcements, Specialist Company|
|Date||31 December 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Other Units Served With||Wellington Company; Composite Reserve Battalion (Otago Company); Second Battalion, Wellington Regiment, 11 Company|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 11th (Taranaki) Company|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
1 October 1918 gunshot wound. 3 October 1918 admitted 22 General Hospital. 10 October 1918 admitted Southwark Military Hospital, East Dulwich Grove - severe arm fracture. 13 December 1918 admitted Hornchurch. 19 December 1918 admitted to Walton-on-Thames.
|Date||30 January 1976||Age||84 years|
|Place of Death||Palmerston North|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Kelvin Grove Crematorium, Palmerston North|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Harold Freer Clark was the son of Claude Haughton Haffenden and Mary Frances (née Freer) Clark. While training at Sling Camp George qualified First Class Signaller. He served as a signaller in France. He embarked for the return to New Zealand on 18 January 1919 per the Zealandic. George married Millie Curtis in 1922. His brothers Henry Claude Clark and Percy Macquarie Clark also served in World War One.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 January 2017]
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