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Howard Ernest Clay

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Souda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece.

Souda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Howard Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Clay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13778 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 June 1911 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 135 Somerfield Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E. Clay (father), 62 Cecil Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13778 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Howard Clay was the son of Ernest and Julia Clay, of Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 2. E. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 88 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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16 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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