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Full Name: Francis Foley Clark
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Francis Foley
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11229
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Ploughman
Next of Kin: Mrs D. Sherriffs (sister), 24 Woodhaugh Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 12th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Embarkation Date: 1 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 51
Vessel: Ulimaroa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 30
Page on Nominal Roll: 12
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 24 December 1917
Age at Death: 24
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: Francis Clark was the son of James Ingram Clark and Charlotte Clark, of Callardo Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland. Native of Aberdeen. Scotland.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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