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Jack Clark

Family Grave memorial, Taruheru Cemetery (photo P Baker 2008) - No known copyright restrictions

Family Grave memorial, Taruheru Cemetery (photo P Baker 2008) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/1779 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 April 1885 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra GisborneGisborne Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of John & Sarah Elizabeth CLARK of Opou, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Opou, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Clark (father), Opou, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/1779 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      126 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John and S. E. Clark, of Opou, Gisborne

    War service: Egypt

    Parents: John and S E Clark, Opou, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    RafaSinai-Palestine AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM F. 53. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, of Opou, have received advice that their son, Trooper John Clark, was killed in action on January 9th. Trooper Clark, who was very well and popularly known in the district, enlisted with the Eighth Reinforcements of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, and served throughout with the New Zealand troops in the fighting in Egypt. He was 33 years of age, and was educated at St. John’s College, Auckland. He was in partnership with his father in sheepfarming, and, with his younger brother, was manager of the firm’s properties. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 August 2023 - GISBORNE TIMES, VOLUME XLVIII, ISSUE 4454, 23 JANUARY 1917, PAGE 4
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Family Grave memorial, Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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16 August 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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