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Henry George Clark

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  • Service number
    • 4/74 AWMM
    • 4/1905 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Clarke AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Corporal/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Panel 1, bronze plaque, names Brown - Darrow (photo: P. Baker 2008) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry George AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Clarke AWMM
  • Service number
    • 4/74 AWMM
    • 4/1905 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    • 1894 AWMM
    • 22 March 1993 Public - Janice - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Family papers
    • 22 March 1893 Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - family papers
  • Place of birth
    • New Zealand AWMM
    • Whakahara, Northern Wairoa, via Dargaville Public - Janice - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    • New Zealand AWMM
    • Mistake made in year, 1894/1993. Should read 1893. Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - family papers
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Railway clerk/Civilian AWMM
    • WW1 Railway clerk/Civilian 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 embarkation
    • H. Clark (mother), 20 Abbott Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Harriet Clarke (mother), 20 Herbert Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • H. 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 status
    • Pre 15 Aug 1914 Single AWMM
    • Pre 04 Mar 1916 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 4/74 AWMM
    • 4/1905 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. 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

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      • WW1 HMNZT 1 or HMNZT 2 AWMM
        Vessel was Moeraki or Monowai AWMM
        Sapper AWMM
        Railway Engineers AWMM
        Samoan Advance Party AWMM
      • WW1 04 Mar 1916-8 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 47 or HMNZT 48 AWMM
        Vessel was Willochra or Tofua AWMM
        Sapper AWMM
        10th Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers AWMM
        New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Capture details
    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
    • POW serial number

    Medical history

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    • Medical notes
      Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Corporal/Military AWMM
      New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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      • Son of George and Harriet Clark of 20 Herbert Road, Mount Eden, Auckland.

        This person is listed as Clarke in the Nominal Roll AWMM
      • Second 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
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    Death

    About death

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    • Age at death
      24 AWMM
    • Date of death
      23 August 1918 AWMM
    • Cause of death
      • Died of wounds AWMM
      • Shell blast Public - Janice - Other relative - 8 October 2015 - Family history
    • Place of death
      Batneus, Gezaincourt, France AWMM
    • Death notes
      Batneus, Gezaincourt, France AWMM
    • Cemetery name
      Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France AWMM
    • Grave reference
      VI A 2 AWMM
    • Memorial name
      • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
      • Memorial dedication panel, altar, St Alban's, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      • Roll of Honour, St Alban's, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Memorial reference
    • Obituary

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    Sources

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    • External links
    • Documents
      • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
        Vol1: 127 AWMM
      • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
        26: 22 AWMM
      • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
        Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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