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Full Name: William Clark
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): William
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 22776
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: John Clark (father), Okato, Taranaki, New Zealand
Marital Status: Unknown marital status
Enlistment Address: Unknown address
Military District: Unknown military district
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 7th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 27 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 55
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 33
Page on Nominal Roll: 29
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 8 June 1917
Age at Death: 35
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes: William Clark was the son of John and Jane Clark, of Victoria Rd., Dargaville, Auckland. Native of Glasgow, Scotland.
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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