CLARE, Arthur William
(Service number 64905)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||22 July 1897||Place of Birth||Napier|
|Address at Enlistment||74 Wilson Street, Timaru|
|Occupation||Printer (Post Co, Timaru)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Henry William CLARE (father), 74 Wilson Strett, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||33rd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company|
|Date||31 December 1917|
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|Place of Death||New Zealand|
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Arthur William Clare was the elder son of Henry William and Lillian Margaret (née Fuller) Clare. He was educated at Christchurch Normal, Christchurch Central and Christchurch West schools before leaving for the West Coast at the age of ten. At the time of enlisting, he was living with his parents in Timaru. Arthur married Dolina Gunn in 1922. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Arthur Clare.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]
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