CLARK, Henry Claude
(Service number 7/567)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||28 September 1889||Place of Birth||Timaru, Canterbury|
|Date||25 August 1914||Age||27 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Maitai Valley, Nelson|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||C. H. CLARK (father), The Maitai, Nelson|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 7½ inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue. Hair dark brown.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||(1) Main Body; (2) 8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||(1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||(1) 16 October 1914; (2) 13 November 1915|
|Transport||(1) Tahiti; (2) Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Christchurch, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; War Medal 1939-1945; New Zealand War Service Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||21 October 1919||Reason||No longer physically for for war service on account of illnesses contracted on active service.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Appendicitis. 11 April 1915 admitted to hospital (Alexandria?). 15 May 1915 invalided to New Zealand aboard Willochra. 21 May 1916 transferred to Alexandria by Hospital Ship Grantully Castle. 25 May 1916 admitted 15th General Hospital, Montazali. 12 June 1916 discharged from hospital & posted to regimental unit at Tel el Keri, 12 Reinforcements, J Company.18 May 1918 admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, with heat exhaustion (marching from Cairo to Port Said).
|Date||2 August 1967||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Nelson|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson|
|Memorial Reference||RSA Section, Block 02D, Plot 1|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Henry Claude Clark was the son of Claude Haughton Haffenden and Mary Frances (née Freer) Clark. Henry suffered appendicitis when he was due to land at Gallipoli and so didn't land. He married Ivy Louisa Moulder in 1926. He served in the National Reserve from 1940 to 1945, then was discharged for health reasons. His brothers George Harold Freer Clark and Percy Macquarie Clark also served in World War One.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 January 2017]
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