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Full Name: Jocelyn Clark
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Jocelyn
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 25/738
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 3 May 1891
Place of Birth: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Religion: Church of England
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Henry Charles Clark (father), Maramarua, Waikato, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Maramarua, Waikato, New Zealand
Physical Description:
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 11 stone
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Reddy brown
Enlistment Date: 12 October 1915
Age on Enlistment: 24
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 3rd Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date: 5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 42
Vessel: Ulimaroa
Destination: Suez,Egypt (12 March 1916)
Nominal Roll Number: 24
Page on Nominal Roll: 2
Campaigns:
  • Egypt
  • Western Europe
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, A Company
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes: Jocelyn Clark was the son of Henry Charles and Catherine Clark, of Maramarua, New Zealand
Description of Image: Portrait, standing, hands behind back
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: 360 photographic view, Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France. URL: http://www.todayisfree.com/360-173-New-Zealand-monument-173
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Military Service Record
  • Cenotaph data entry form
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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