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Percy John Clark

Family grave memorial, Linwood Cemetery (photo S. Lees 1 Jan 2010 ) - No known copyright restrictions

Family grave memorial, Linwood Cemetery (photo S. Lees 1 Jan 2010 ) - No known copyright restriction …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy John AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/36 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 January 1894 Military Personnel file WhitfieldEngland Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 1950 AWMM 43 Somerfield Street, Spreydon, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Edward H. Clark (father), 43 Somerfield Street, Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1917 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/36 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal with oak leaf AWMM
      1917 AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      MiD. London Gazette, 1 June 1917, p5430, Rec No 697: For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the Boutillerie Sector on 10th December 1916. During a German raid he mounted his gun on the parapet and kept his gun in action under heavy shell fire, the Lewis Gun for this part of the line having been put out of action, and was chiefly instrumental in defeating the raid. This Non Commissioned Officer previously did excellent work on the Somme. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 May 1915 Military Personnel file
    Age 21 AWMM
    Plumber Military Personnel file
    CanterburyNew Zealand Military Personnel file
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edward Halcombe Clark and Caroline Louisa Clark of 8 Phillip Street, Linwood, Christchurch AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 October 1917 Military Personnel file
    Age 23 AWMM
    YpresBelgium Military Personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM

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  • My Grandfather Frank Oakfield Clark was born in Whitfield Dover England. Same parents as Percy John Clark.
    Lesley Emanuel
    Public - Lesley Hutchon - Other relative - 12 July 2019
  • I travelled to Ypres in 2016 and visited Tyne Cote where Percy's name is recorded. Also to Abraham Heights where he was killed by German artillary.
    Public - Derek Gordon - Other relative - 25 October 2016
  • we are really pround of you percy john.....! we will always remember you guys!!!!!
    Public - keshna - Researcher - 7 June 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 July 2019Lesley Hutchon Nelson NZOther relative
25 October 2016Derek GordonChristchurch, New ZealandOther relative
07 June 2016keshnaCANTERBURY NEW ZEALANDResearcher
16 April 2015JohnNew ZealandResearcher
14 April 2015BarryChristchurch NZOther Relative

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