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Full Name: William Grahame Clarke
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Grahame
Surname: Clarke
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 12975
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Motor mechanic
Next of Kin: Mrs A.M. Clarke (mother), 49 Woodhouse Street, Invercargill Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 209 Malvern Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 26 (Canterbury & Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 88
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 7 May 1941
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 11. B. 2.
Biographical Notes: William Clarke was the son of Harry and Ada Mary Clarke, of Clyde, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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