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Full Name
Percy John Clark
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Percy John
Surname
Clark
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
23/36
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Whitfield, Dover, Kent, England
First Known Rank
Corporal
Next of Kin
Edward H. Clark (father), 43 Somerfield Street, Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
43 Somerfield Street, Spreydon, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
Machine-gun Section
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
128
Campaigns
  • Egypt
  • Western Europe
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Award Circumstances
MiD. London Gazette, 1 June 1917, p5430, Rec No 697: For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the Boutillerie Sector on 10th December 1916. During a German raid he mounted his gun on the parapet and kept his gun in action under heavy shell fire, the Lewis Gun for this part of the line having been put out of action, and was chiefly instrumental in defeating the raid. This Non Commissioned Officer previously did excellent work on the Somme
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
11 October 1917
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Family grave memorial, Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Memorial Reference
NZ Apse, Panel 9
Biographical Notes
Son of Edward Halcomb Clark and Caroline Louisa Clark of 8 Phillip Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Description of Image
  • Family grave memorial, Linwood Cemetery (photo S. Lees 1 Jan 2010 )
  • Family grave memorial, Linwood Cemetery, wide view (photo S. Lees 1 Jan 2010 )
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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