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Full Name: Thomas Archibald Clark
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Thomas Archibald
Surname: Clark
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/24
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 27 August 1891
Place of Birth: Winslow, Christchurch, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: William Clark, Behrens Road, Orari, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Care of J. A. Meek, Enfield, Oamaru, New Zealand
Enlistment Date: 13 August 1914
Military District: Otago
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 129
Campaigns:
  • Egypt 1914, 1915
  • Balkans 1915
Military Awards:
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Discharge Date: 31 May 1917
Last Unit Served: OtagoInfantry Regiment
Place of Death: Featherston Military Camp, Featherston, New Zealand
Date of Death: 25 November 1918
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died from broncho pneumonia
Cemetery Name: Featherston cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Grave 23 B
Memorial Name: Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Lieutenant Thomas Clark was the son of William and Annie Clark (Nee Grace) and husband of Malvina Annie Florence Clark (nee Beach) of 12 Morris Street, Avonside, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Service record notes: Discharged soldier employed on H.S.
Description of Image:
  • Gravestone, Featherston Cemetery (photo kindly provided by Adele Pentony Graham)
  • Featherston Cemetery Memorial, detail of names
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: New Zealand History online. Featherston War Memorial
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Military Service Record
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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