CLARKSON, Francis Maurice
(Service number 47122)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 7 June 1881 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 16 Harper Street, Timaru
Occupation Storeman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs F. CLARKSON (wife), care of Mrs J. Christmas, Clive Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date 30 October 1944 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 41, Plot 21
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Maurice Clarkson was born on 7 June 1881 1892 at Timaru, the son of Frederick Charles and Annie Elizabeth (née Cory) Clarkson. In 1915 at St Mary's Church, Timaru, he married Annie Victoria Christmas. Their only child, Nancy. died in 1925, aged just 8½ years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [03 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [03 December 2016]

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