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Full Name: Robert Clark
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Robert
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/2794
First Known Rank: Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: W. Clark (father), Menzies Ferry, Edendale, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Field Artillery, No. 2 Field Battery (1st Field Artillery Brigade)
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 20
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 19 January 1918
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: C. 30
Biographical Notes:
  • Robert Clark was the son of William and Mary Clark, of Menzies Ferry, Southland, New Zealand.
  • His brother, John Clark (29747), was also killed in World War 1.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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