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Frank Clark

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Portrait of F. Clark. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of F. Clark. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.2. Image has no known copyrigh …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2183 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 February 1893 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Johnson Clark (father), opposite Butler's Store, New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Glenesk, Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Samoa AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2183 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      8 August 1915, wounded in shoulder, evacuated by H.S Dongola to Cairo AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 24 June 1916, Armentieres with a slight gunshot wounds to his head AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      September 1916 gunshot wounds to his left thigh, evacuated to England, admitted to No. 1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 24 September AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      12 October 1916 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank Clark embarked from New Zealand twice. On 11 August 1914 he departed with the Samoa Advance Party, which took over the control of Samoa on August 29. After returning to New Zealand he had two days before embarking for Suez. After arriving in Suez on the 25 May Frank Clark travelled to the Dardanelles where he joined the 1 Battalion, Auckland Regiment on June 8.

    On 9 September F. Clark was bivouacked in fields on the edge of the battlefield at Fricourt Wood. On the morning of the 15 September, 1 Auckland moved to Mametz Wood and the next day the men marched to the battlefield and took over the line. Orders were given for an attack on Goose Alley, which were subsequently cancelled, so the Battalion dug the left defensive flank for the New Zealand Division. During this day F. Clark received gunshot wounds to his left thigh, which was serious enough to require evacuation to England. He was admitted to No. 1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 24 September. He later died of these wounds. (Church, 2002, p.42)

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    The Museum Library Archives collection hold a souvenir album/autograph book belonging to Sergeant Bernard McGeehan and was donated by his family in 1999. The first page of the book contains the signatures of 'Officers and friends of B. McGeehan 3rd Auckland Regiment, Radio Station, Apia, Samoa'. Private Clark was one of those who signed. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 2, Grave 11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1917. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Parnell District School, 48 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • 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
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
      Church, C. (2002). p.42 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, Third term. p.24. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1917. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • McGeehan, Elizabeth B. Autographed wartime souvenir publication, 'Samoa' [ca. 1914 - 1915]. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library- Tāmaki Paenga Hira. MS-2004-43. AWMM
      Includes signature AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
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