CLARK, David
(Service number 68346)

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Date 11 February 1892 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Beaconsfield near Timaru
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. CLARK (mother), Beaconsfield near Timaru
Religion Methodist
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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 10 July 1938 Age 46 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 14, Plot 280
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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]

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