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Full Name: William McLean Clark
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): William McLean
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 53318
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: William Clark (father), Crichton, Lovell's Flat, Otago, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements J Company
Embarkation Date: 16 July 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 88
Vessel: Athenic
Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 68
Page on Nominal Roll: 13
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 6 April 1918
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Grave Reference: I. I. 5.
Biographical Notes: William McLean Clark was the son of William and Elizabeth L. Clark, of The Triangle, Kelso, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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