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Thomas Alfred Clark

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/1915 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1884 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bombay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Labourer AWMM
    After the war, Thomas Alfred Clark took up Land at Oratia as part of the Soldier Resettlement Scheme. He lost the farm during the Depression, however, and subsequently worked as a labourer on farms and at the Nihotapu Dam in the Waitakeres. AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas H. Clark (father), Paparata, Bombay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/1915 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Bushman AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
      Wounded at Gallipoli. Hospitalised in Malta AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli. Hospitalised in Rotorua c.1916 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • From information supplied by his son

    Thomas Alfred Clark was the eldest of about 10 children, three of whom served in World War I.

    Thomas Alfred Clark was a bushman in North Auckland and enlisted aged about 31. He served at Gallipoli and took part in the Daisy Patch Advance, where only one in three New Zealanders got through. While at Gallipoli he was wounded twice and was hostpitalised on both occassions - first in Malta and then back in New Zealand at Rotorua, c1916.

    However, he was more fortuante than his two brothers, who also served in WWI. Private Frederick Herbert Clark (12/2665) of the Auckland Infantry Regiment was killed in action at France on 2 July 1916. His memorial can be found at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery in Armentieres, France (Ref: I.C.15).

    Lance Corporal Samuel Goodall Clark (10/1132) of the Wellington Regiment was killed in action at Gallipoli on 8 August, 1915 - his twentieth birthday. His memorial is at the Chunuk Bair Memorial for Anzac soldiers (Ref: 18).

    Thomas Alfred stayed in New Zealand after his time in hospital, marrying in 1917 and later taking up land at Oratia as part of the Soldier Resettlement Scheme. After the Depression, he worked as a labourer on various farms.

    His son, George W. Clark (199420) served in WWII in the 2NZEF. He served from late 1942 to 1944 with the 3rd Division in New Caledonia. He was based at Divisional Headquarters because of an injured hip and he stayed there when the rest of the Division went on to La Vella. He worked in the Military SEcretary's Office with D and E Platoon. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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