(Service number 68346)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||11 February 1892||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Beaconsfield near Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W. CLARK (mother), Beaconsfield near Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||10 July 1938||Age||46 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 14, Plot 280|
|New Zealand Memorials|
David Clark was the youngest son of William and Catherine (née Ward) Clark. David was baptised on 3 April 1892 at the Pareora West Methodist Church. He was educated at Pareora West School, leaving when he turned 14 to go out to work. He enlisted in 1917 and his service was in New Zealand only. David married Annie Catherine McAuley in 1921.
The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of David Clark.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 March 2020]; School Admission records [30 March 2020]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [31 March 2020]; Pareora West Methodist Church baptism Register transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [31 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
eresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!