CLEAR, William Tipping
(Service number 60904)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Trooper


Date 1 April 1884 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Mrs E Clear (mother) Waimate
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport HMNZT 98 Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 October 1918 Age 36
Place of Death Palestine
Cause died of disease (maleria)
Memorial or Cemetery Gaza War Cemetery, Israel
Memorial Reference XXVII.B.13
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Hakataramea War Memorial as W J Clear?; St Augustine Church War memorial; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

son of Joseph Sealy and Ellen (nee Tipping) Clear, Waimate


Other brothers to serve, Cyril John Clear 6/431, (Sealy)George Clear 6/1813 died 1958

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