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Full Name
Percy Macquarie Clark
Rank Last Held
Staff Sergeant
Forename(s)
Percy Macquarie
Surname
Clark
Also Known As
Mac
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12690
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
7 January 1894
Place of Birth
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion
Roman Catholic
First Known Rank
Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Bank clerk
Next of Kin
Claude Houghton Haffenden Clark (father), Rajpottama, The Maitai, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
The Maitai, Nelson, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Complexion: medium
  • Hair colour: Dark brown
  • Eye colour: Hazel
  • Height: 5 feet 4 1/8 inches
Age on Enlistment
21
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
New Zealand Army Pay Corps
Embarkation Date
6 May 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Mokoia or Navua
Destination
Suez, Egypt (21 June 1916)
Nominal Roll Number
31
Page on Nominal Roll
15
Other Units
New Zealand Records Section, Alexandria
Military Training
  • Trentham
  • Featherston
Campaigns
Egypt
Military Awards
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
Wounds and Diseases
Scarlet Fever - several weeks in Cairo Hospital
Discharge Date
21 October 1919
Reason for Discharge
End of War
Place of Death
Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
24 June 1960
Age at Death
66
Year of Death
1960
Cause of Death
Aplastic Anaemia
Cemetery Name
Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Roman Catholic Soldiers, J - 3 - 61
Obituary
New Zealand Herald
Biographical Notes
  • Brother of George Harold Freer Clark (61084) and Henry Claude Clark (7/567)
  • Percy Macquarie Clark remained in Egypt throughout his service. He served for a total of 3 years and 141 days. Those at Trentham did part of their training at Featherston.
  • A number of his military items belonging to Percy Macquarie Clark have been donated to the Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, (medals, Personal Service Records, photograph album, etc.)
Postwar Occupation
Accountant (Bank of New Zealand)
Description of Image
  • Portrait
  • Certificate of Good Service
  • Record of Discharge
  • Record of Discharge
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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