CLEAR, Frank Clifford
(Service number 83773)

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Date 28 August 1896 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Michael Street
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs E. CLEAR (mother), Michael Street, Waimate
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 29 June 1944 Age 46 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Anglican Area, Plot 617
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frank Clifford Cleary was the eighth child of Joseph Sealy and Ellen [née Tipping) Clear. His older brother William Tipping Clear died of disease in 1918; brothers Selby George and Cyril John Clear served in World War I. Frank was drawn in the seventh ballot.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 May 2019]; Waimate Cemetery record; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 9 May 1917 (Papers Past) [29 April 2018]

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