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Full Name
Joseph Norman Clark
Rank Last Held
Flying Officer
Forename(s)
Joseph Norman
Surname
Clark
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
NZ415076
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
28 April 1920
Place of Birth
New Zealand
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mr N.M. Clark (father), Waiau Pa, Patumahoe, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Waiau Pa, Patumahoe, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 feet 8 1/4 inches
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Complexion: Fresh
Enlistment Date
8 September 1941
Age on Enlistment
21
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Embarkation Date
30 October 1942
Other Units
No. 1476 Advanced Ship Recognition Flight, Skeabrae
Military Training
  • Initial Training Wing (1.5.42)
  • Empire Air Training Scheme (31.10.42)
  • No. 7 Gunnery and Training School, Paulson, Manitoba
  • No. 1 Air Observers School, Malton, Ontario (January 1943)
  • No. 7 Gunnery and Training School, Paulson, Manitoba (April 1943)
  • No. 5 Air Observers' School, Jurby, Isle of Man
  • No. 14 Operational Training Unit, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • 1654 Conversion Unit, Wigsley, Nottinghamshire
  • No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School, Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Campaigns
Europe
Military Awards
  • 1939-1945 Star
  • Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany Clasp
  • Defence Medal
  • War Medal 1939-1945
  • New Zealand War Service Medal
Wounds and Diseases
Flying Accident : Shuttlegate, Derbyshire. He baled out and received a leg injury. He was admitted to station sick quarters at Finninley, Yorkshire, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and the RAF Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Last Unit Served
RoyalNew Zealand Air Force, 207 Squadron, RAF
Place of Death
Netherlands
Date of Death
16 November 1944
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Killed on air operations
Cemetery Name
Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Grave Reference
Plot V; Row C; Graves 5-8
Memorial Name
Waiau Pa School War Memorial, 571 Waiau Pa Road, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • Joseph Clark was the son of Norman McLean Clark and Florence Ethel Clark, of Waiau Pa.
  • He was originally buried in the Cemetery at Duren, Germany.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial (photo J. Halpin 2012)
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial, landscape view (photo J. Halpin 2012)
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial, appreciation plaque Putamohe (photo J. Halpin 2012)
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial, close view of names (photo J. Halpin 2012)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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