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Full Name
James Aitken Clark
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James Aitken
Surname
Clark
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
27452
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Gasman
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Macks (mother), 255 Spey Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
17th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Embarkation Date
23 September 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Pakeha
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
41
Page on Nominal Roll
14
Last Unit Served
Otago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
24 December 1917
Age at Death
39
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Biographical Notes
James Aitken Clark was the son of Elizabeth Marks (formerly Clark), of 209, Spey St., Invercargill, New Zealand, and the late George Clark.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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