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Full Name: Ian Compton Clark
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ian Compton
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/3857
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Watchmaker
Next of Kin: Mrs J. Clark (mother), 1 Athol Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 28
Page on Nominal Roll: 8
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 16 September 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name:
  • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
  • National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Memorial Reference:
  • n/a
  • Flers
Biographical Notes:
  • Ian Clark was the son of Mrs. L. E. Clark, of 1, Athol Crescent. Wellington.
  • He is commemorated on the bell Flers, given by Louisa Elizabeth Clark and Annie and Cecil Keasberry for the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington. Commemorated on the same bell is John Compton Keasberry.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References:
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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