condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Harry Cautley Clapham

Headstone of Private Harry Cautley Clapham (28429). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL0094). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Harry Cautley Clapham (28429). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West- …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Cautley AWMM
  • Surname
    Clapham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 28429 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maria Clapham (mother), Colyton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 28429 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

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


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
    • Harry Clapham was the son of Lambert and Maria Clapham, of 28 Morris St., Palmerston North, New Zealand. Native of Colyton, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • He was known as Cautley, was raised on a farm in Colyton and went to Colyton school. He died serving his country and, according to a letter, he was buried in the family vault in England. Public - Jeannette - Researcher - 8 February 2015 - Family papers
    • Harry Clapham is remembered on a family gravestone in Thorney Abbey Churchyard, Cambridgeshire, England (Grave Reference: B63); but according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission he is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Grave Reference: XXVII. EE. 19A) Public - Rosie - Researcher - 4 July 2017 - CWGC website (,%20HARRY%20CAUTLEY) and booklet "Military Gravestones in Thorney Abbey Graveyard" pub by Thorney Society, 2005 (
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    16 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII. EE. 19A. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Harry Cautley Clapham by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Harry Cautley Clapham

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 July 2017RosieMacclesfield, EnglandResearcher
08 February 2015JeannetteHalcombeResearcher

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.