CLARK, William John
(Service number 22306)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 17 December 1894 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waitaki
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William CLARK (father), Farm Road, Orari, Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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 11th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devon
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William John Clark was the son of William and Annie (née Grace) Clark, of Orari, South Canterbury. His older brother, Thomas Archibald Clark, known as Archie, died in December 1918 of influenza. He had returned home in January 1917, after being wounded at Gallipoli and spending twelve months in hospital in England. William was reported dangerously ill on 5 November 1917, and in the following month seriously ill.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [08 August 2017]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [10/08/2017]; New Zealand Tablet, 6 December 1917, Timru Herald, 2 December 1918 (Papers Past) [04 & 05 August 2017]

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