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Arthur Clarke

Group photograph of a mounted unit including Arhur Clarke. Date unkown. Image kindly provdied by Joy Ackrill (April 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Group photograph of a mounted unit including Arhur Clarke. Date unkown. Image kindly provdied by Joy …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Clarke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/352 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    26 June 1884 Public - Bronwyn Marie - Researcher - 25 April 2018 -
  • Place of birth
    Lyttleton, New Zealand Public - Bronwyn Marie - Researcher - 25 April 2018 -
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Bluff, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Hargraves (mother), 5 Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/352 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 OtagoNew Zealand 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Alice and the late William Clarke, of 19 Alfred Street, Musselburgh, Dunedin.

    Brother of William Clarke (8/1215), who also served during World War I.

    "The following letter has been received from Sergeant W. Clark [sic], who writes from the military hospital at Heliopolis:- 'I have just come back from the Dardanelles, after a very hard time. We landed at the Dardanelles on Sunday, April 25, and Arthur – the writer's brother – was not feeling too well, but he would go with the rest of the boys. We had only landed about six hours before he met his death by a piece of shell striking him in the temple, killing him instantly. It was very hard luck, after being such a short time on the field.'" (from an article entitled 'Very Hard Luck', Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 19)

    Plugge's Plateau was captured by the 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade on 25 April and named later from the commander of Auckland Battalion, Colonel A Plugge, CMG, whose headquarters were there. It became a battery position, a reservoir, and a position on the 'Inner Line' of defences. The Anzac Headquarters were on its western slopes. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plugge's Plateau Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM B.1. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 129 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 November 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2018Bron MarieSelwyn DistrictResearcher
25 April 2018Bronwyn Marie Selwyn DistrictResearcher

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