CLINCH, Alfred John
(Service number 7/2371)

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Date 18 December 1895 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 15 December 1915; (2)23 June 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment P. O. Temuka
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Marital Status
Next of Kin Alfred CLINCH (father), Temuka, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 July 1976 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 252, Plot 1018
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred John Clinch was the son of Alfred and Margaret (née Riordan) Clinch. He was educated at Temuka School. Alfred first enlisted on 15 December 1915, but was rejected as medically unfit. He was later called up. When he reenlisted on 23 June 1917, he was married. Alfred married Annie Russell in 1917.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal affairs) [09 August 2018]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [09 August 2018); Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [09 August 2018]

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