(Service number 32306)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 16 June 1895 Place of Birth Rakaia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bedford Mills, Timaru
Occupation Mill hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs S. E. CLARKSON (mother), 274 Otipua Road, 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 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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

Injury - loss of right eye

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 June 1972 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 155, Plot 60
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Clarkson, 32306 (32305) also served in World War Two. He lost his right eye in the war.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 January 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 January 2017]

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