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Full Name: Percy Macquarie Clark
Rank Last Held: Staff Sergeant
Forename(s): Percy Macquarie
Surname: Clark
Also Known As: Mac
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12690
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 7 January 1894
Place of Birth: Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion: Roman Catholic
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Bank clerk
Next of Kin: Claude Houghton Haffenden Clark (father), Rajpottama, The Maitai, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: The Maitai, Nelson, New Zealand
Physical Description:
  • Complexion: medium
  • Hair colour: Dark brown
  • Eye colour: Hazel
  • Height: 5 feet 4 1/8 inches
Age on Enlistment: 21
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Army Pay Corps
Embarkation Date: 6 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt (21 June 1916)
Nominal Roll Number: 31
Page on Nominal Roll: 15
Other Units: New Zealand Records Section, Alexandria
Military Training:
  • Trentham
  • Featherston
Campaigns: Egypt
Military Awards:
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
Wounds and Diseases: Scarlet Fever - several weeks in Cairo Hospital
Discharge Date: 21 October 1919
Reason for Discharge: End of War
Place of Death: Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death: 24 June 1960
Age at Death: 66
Year of Death: 1960
Cause of Death: Aplastic Anaemia
Cemetery Name: Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Roman Catholic Soldiers, J - 3 - 61
Obituary: New Zealand Herald
Biographical Notes:
  • Brother of George Harold Freer Clark (61084) and Henry Claude Clark (7/567)
  • Percy Macquarie Clark remained in Egypt throughout his service. He served for a total of 3 years and 141 days. Those at Trentham did part of their training at Featherston.
  • A number of his military items belonging to Percy Macquarie Clark have been donated to the Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, (medals, Personal Service Records, photograph album, etc.)
Postwar Occupation: Accountant (Bank of New Zealand)
Description of Image:
  • Portrait
  • Certificate of Good Service
  • Record of Discharge
  • Record of Discharge
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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