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Full Name: Leslie Goldie Clark
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Leslie Goldie
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12/707
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: John Clark, Karaka, Runciman Post-office, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Karaka, Runciman, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Auckland, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Star of India or Waimana
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 128
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Battalion, 16th (Waikato) Company
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 8 May 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name:
  • Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand
  • Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand
  • Memorial, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Memorial Stone, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland
Obituary: Obituary: Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1915.
Biographical Notes:
  • Leslie Clark was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, of Runciman, Auckland.
  • Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club
  • Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial
  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Panel 1, bronze plaque, names Brown - Darrow (Photo P. Baker 2008)
  • Memorial WW1 inside Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), Papakura, Auckland (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Memorial, names: middle column, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), Papakura, Auckland (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Memorial Stone - For Peace & Victory, WW1, laid September 1922, outside, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), Papakura,
  • Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), Papakura, Auckland, view 1 with Memorial Stone laid 1922 (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), Papakura, Auckland, (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial, Names (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 1 (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 2 (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 3 (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial, WW1 Commemoration panel, lion at foot (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, Auckland (image I. Appleton July 2012)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
  • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z., David Bateman.
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