ERIKSEN, Clarence Percy
(Service number 74530)

Aliases Enlisted as Clarence Percy ERICKSON
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 23 May 1893 Place of Birth Mauriceville, Masterton

Enlistment Information

Date 26 June 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment C/o W. Duncan, Willowbridge, via Waimate, NZ
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin C. ERICKSON (father), Rongokokako, via Eketahuna
Religion Church of England
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 39th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
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Date 12 May 1972 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated at Nelson; ashes interred Marsden Valley Cemetery
Memorial Reference Marsden Valley Cemetery - Block RSE, Plot 329
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Clarence Percy Eriksen was born on 23 May 1893 at Mauriceville, Masterton, the ninth of the twelve children of Norwegian Christopher Eriksen and his second wife, Elise Maria Kirstine Andersen from Denmark. Christopher’s first wife and infant daughter died at sea on their way to New Zealand. Along with his siblings, Clarence, possibly known as Percy, was educated at Mauriceville East and Mauriceville West schools. He enlisted on 26 June 1917 at Timaru. C. P. Erickson was in quite a large draft of men who went into camp at the beginning of March 1918 as South Canterbury’s quota for the 39th Reinforcements. Before leaving the men were given a brief farewell at the Drill Shed. At the time he was a labourer living at Willowbridge via Waimate. Clarence married Ladysmith Esther Bonnett in 1932. He died on 12 May 1972 at Nelson, aged 78 years. He was creamtaed, his ashes being interred at Marsden Valley Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 July 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [03 August 2020]; School Admission records [03 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 2 March 1918 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]; Nelson Cremation record [03 August 2020]; Marsden Valley Cemetery burial record (Nelson District Council) [03 August 2020]

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