CLARE, Arthur William
(Service number 64905)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 22 July 1897 Place of Birth Napier

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 74 Wilson Street, Timaru
Occupation Printer (Post Co, Timaru)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Henry William CLARE (father), 74 Wilson Strett, Timaru
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date *1950 Age 53 years
Place of Death New Zealand
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur William Clare was the elder son of Henry William and Lillian Margaret (née Fuller) Clare. He was educated at Christchurch Normal, Christchurch Central and Christchurch West schools before leaving for the West Coast at the age of ten. At the time of enlisting, he was living with his parents in Timaru. Arthur married Dolina Gunn in 1922. 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 Arthur Clare.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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