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Full Name: John Clark
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 29747
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: W. Clark (father), Menzies Ferry, Southland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 18th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date: 11 October 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 67
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 43
Page on Nominal Roll: 10
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 16 August 1917
Age at Death: 19
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes:
  • John Clark was the son of William and Mary Clark, of Menzies Ferry, Invercargill. Native of Makarewa.
  • His brother, Robert Clark (2/2794), was also killed in World War 1.
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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