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Clarence Alexander Black

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 72), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 72), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clarence Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Black AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 59865 AWMM
    • WWII N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs John Black (mother), Waitoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack north of Le Quesnoy on the 4th November, this NCO, together with an Officer and another man attacked a machine-gun position on the left flank of the Company. Severe enfilade fire was being directed against the troops and in addition to causing casualties was making further progress practically impossible. The situation was critical and called for prompt and dashing action. L/Cpl Black advanced under heavy machine-gun fire across an open stretch of 100 yards firing and rushing alternately until with the two others became to close quarters with the gun crews. Those straight away surrendered and a enemy and a machine-guns were captured. It is without doubt that his prompt and courageous action was the means of saving many lives. His handling of his section throughout the entire action was skilful and his personal leadership of the highest order. London Gazette 17 June 1919, p7700, Rec No 3179 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed as 59856 in McDonald (3rd Edition) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      72: 16 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM

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