Henry George Clark Born 1894 - Died 23 August 1918 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number4/74 AWMM4/1905 AWMM Also known asClarke AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Corporal AWMMNew Zealand Field Artillery AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Panel 1, bronze plaque … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesHenry George AWMM SurnameClark AWMM Ingoa Also known asClarke AWMM Service number4/74 AWMM4/1905 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1894 AWMM22 March 1993 Public - Janice - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Family papers22 March 1893 Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - family papers Place of birthNew Zealand AWMMWhakahara, Northern Wairoa, via Dargaville Public - Janice - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Family papers Birth notesNew Zealand AWMMMistake made in year, 1894/1993. Should read 1893. Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - family papers Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Railway clerk AWMMWW1 Railway clerk AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment'Whakahara', 20 Herbert Road, Mt Eden, Auckland Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - family papers Next of kin on embarkationH. Clark (father), 20 Abbott Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMMrs Harriet Clarke (mother), 20 Herbert Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMH. Clark father IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PERSON. Please remove. Next of kin Mrs Harriet Clark, mother, Whakahara, 20 Herbert Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Public - Janice - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Family papers Relationship statusPre 15 Aug 1914 Single AWMMPre 04 Mar 1916 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number4/74 AWMM4/1905 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMilitary Medal (MM) AWMMMM. London Gazette, 28 January 1918, p1405, Rec No 1612: During operation Belle Vue Spur near Passchendale on 12th October, Sapper Clark went forward with 2nd Brigade Forward Station Party about midnight. Under shellfire they wended their way towards the front line. At daylight they were met by heavy machine gun and shellfire. Sapper Clark was twice knocked down by concussion and debris but carried on as most of the party had been knocked out. He was eventually the only visual man left but set up station at Waterloo House. Without cover he got "through" to Abraham's Heights and transmitted messages. At this time Waterloo was heavily shelled and his conduct was of exeptional nature. Sapper Clark has done work of the greatest value throughout the period the division has been on the Ypres Front. AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMWW1 Unknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 HMNZT 1 or HMNZT 2 AWMMVessel was Moeraki or Monowai AWMMSapper AWMM; Railway Engineers AWMM; Samoan Advance Party AWMMWW1 04 Mar 1916-8 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 47 or HMNZT 48 AWMMVessel was Willochra or Tofua AWMMSapper AWMM; 10th Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers AWMM; New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Unknown AWMMCorporal AWMMNew Zealand Field Artillery AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of George and Harriet Clark of 20 Herbert Road, Mount Eden, Auckland.This person is listed as Clarke in the Nominal Roll AWMMSecond son of George & Harriet (nee Wooderson) of Whakahara, Northern Wairoa, Northland. George worked for the NZ Railways. He enlisted in 1914 into the NZ Field Artillery (Signals) Corps (4/1905) and his first overseas war experience was at Samoa as part of the liberation force sent there. He went on to France seeing his remaining service on the Western Front. His younger brother Edwin Mitchelson Clark (12/3920)was killed at Paschendaele 4/10/17. On 12th October 1917 George was awarded the MM at this place. He was an avid writer and kept diaries of his wartime experiences. These are now in the possession of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. After surviving many harrowing experiences & near misses he sadly lost his life while attempting to put up a telephone wire at Gezaincourt when a shell landed too close, causing him catastrophic wounds from which he died from. He left behind 8 very sad sisters, a brother & a mother mourning the loss of two of her three sons. He was my great-uncle; my grandmothers brother. Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - Family history & papers Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death23 August 1918 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMMShell blast Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - Family history Place of deathBatneus, Gezaincourt, France AWMM Death notesBatneus, Gezaincourt, France AWMM Cemetery nameBagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France AWMM Grave referenceVI A 2 AWMM Memorial nameAuckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMMMemorial dedication panel, altar, St Alban's, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMRoll of Honour, St Alban's, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Henry George Clark by laying a poppy. Henry Claude Clark Henry Edward Clark Henry George Clark Henry James Clark Henry John Clark Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Henry George Clark Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21894504Further ReferenceThe New Zealand Heritage List. War Memorial, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland.http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/4472Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C65054Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 127 AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. 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