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Charles Edmund Clews



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Edmund AWMM
  • Surname
    Clews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Charles Edward Clews AWMM
  • Service number
    457 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1876 AWMM WaihiNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waihi, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Sarah Smith (mother), Waihi, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 January 1900 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    457 AWMM
  • Military service
    No. 3 New Zealand Native Rifles, Auckland AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Carpenter/Civilian 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
    Wounded at Rhenoster Kop 29 November 1900 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Samuel Clews

    Mother: Sarah Smith

    Arrived in Auckland 5 July 1874 on the "James Wishart"

    1902: Married Fanny Jane Bradley (died 20 May 1914, Paeroa)

    1915: Married Sarah Ann Wood (died 5 July 1954, age 74)

    3 sons: Albert, Ronald, Edmund; 1 stepson: Harry Wood; 1 daughter : Merle

    Listed on the nominal roll as Charles Edward Clews.

    Auckland Museum Boer War "Defending New Zealand " Display. The item on exhibited is a Martini Henry Carbine which was brought back to New Zealand by C. Clews.

    Father was named Samuel Clews. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1945 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
    Mount EdenAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area 8,Row 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald 11 June 1945 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • On this Anzac Day, 2017 paying tribute to my Great Grandfather, Sgt Charles Edmund Clews, veteran and casualty of the South African War 1899-1901. Never known but not forgotten.
    Public - Geoffrey - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017



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