CLARKSON, John Alfred
(Service number 80054)

First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date 24 October 1885 Place of Birth Akaroa

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimataitai Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs M. CLARKSON (wife), Waimataitai Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 42nd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 June 1950 Age 64 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 101, Plot 15
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Alfred Clarkson, born on 24 October 1885 at Akaroa, married Marion Murray in 1907.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [03 December 2016]

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