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Full Name: Stanley Maris Clark
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Stanley Maris
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/29
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: R. Maris Clark (father), Hobson Buildings, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Wharepuhunga, Kihikihi, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Star of India or Waimana
Destination: Suez,Egypt (3 December 1914)
Page on Nominal Roll: 129
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 6 August 1915
Age at Death: 35
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference: Panel 2
Biographical Notes:
  • Eldest son of Richard Maris Clark and Cora Juliett Clark, of Onslow Rd, Epsom, Auckland.
  • Served in the Anglo-Boer War.
  • Clark was a keen rugby player and rower in Dunedin and Auckland.
  • He was killed in action in a night attack during the August Offensive on 6 August 1915 or possibly in the early hours of 7 August.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z., David Bateman.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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