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Peter William Clos

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter William AWMM
  • Surname
    Clos AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23976 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    27 November 1895 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE10041837
  • Place of birth
    London, England Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE10041837
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Clos (mother), Borough Road, London S.E., England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23976 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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
    Gunshot wound to left wrist joint, fractured radius 7 June 1917; Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE10041837

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    26 January 1928 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Headstone
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; paperspast portal; Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 34, 11 February 1928, Page 11; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19280211.2.99&srpos=5&e=-------10--1----0peter+beatrice+clos--
  • Cause of death
    Suicide Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; paperspast portal; Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 34, 11 February 1928, Page 11; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19280211.2.99&srpos=5&e=-------10--1----0peter+beatrice+clos--
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Personal visit
  • Grave reference
    ANGLICAN DIVISION E Row 4, Plot 93 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Auckland City Council; Waikumete cemetery online database; http://waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/cm/cemeterysearch/cemeterydetails.aspx?id=151250
  • Obituary
    • "he was born in London, and had been discharged from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in October, 1917, as unfit for active service on account of wounds received in action. Clos married soon after his return to civil life, Mrs. Clos being a widow with two daughters and a son. Well known people connected with boxing, state that Clos was of sober and steady habits, although of quiet and reserved disposition. A close friend of Clos was G. Lang, of Ponsonby. "Clos was a different man after he returned from the war," said Lang, "He was wounded several times, and everything seemed to get on his nerves. He was also very worried about his eyesight, which was failing rapidly, and about his wife's health." Witness stated that Clos seemed as though he had had no sleep for some time. Clos could not forget the war. When he was overcome by fits of depression, which were frequent, he always talked about the horrors of the war and the waste of life. "I would rather kill myself than go blind," he had once told Lang." Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; paperspast portal; Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 23, 28 January 1928, Page 10; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19280128.2.83&srpos=57&e=-------10--51-byDA---0could+not+forget+the+war+clos--
    • DOUBLE TRAGEDY
      MURDER AND SUICIDE NERVE-WROUGHT COUPLE
      A verdict that the male deceased shot his wife and then himself was returned by the Coroner (Mr. F. K. Hunt, S.M.) at the adjourned inquest into the deaths of the victims of the Point Chevalier tragedy, Peter William Clos and Beatrice Mabel Clos, who were found dead in their homo at Raymond road on Thursday, 26th January.

      The evidence indicated that both Clos and his wife were suffering from nerve trouble, and that the man had complained of failing eyesight. Both had spoken of putting an end to their lives.

      Hilda Marion Barnett, daughter of Mrs. Clos by a former marriage, said she resided in the household until about six weeks before the tragedy. She was not on the best of terms with her stepfather, who was of violent temper and given to being sulky. However, there was no discord between the couple. Her mother suffered from nerve trouble and heart attacks. She was often melancholy, and after a restless night would say that she was tired of life and would like to end everything. When she said this in her husband's hearing he would reply, "If you die, I will die, too." She was strongly of opinion that the deaths were pre-arranged...."
      For full news item see
      http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19280211.2.99&srpos=5&e=-------10--1----0peter+beatrice+clos-- Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; paperspast portal; Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 34, 11 February 1928, Page 11; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19280211.2.99&srpos=5&e=-------10--1----0peter+beatrice+clos--
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Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600 AWMM

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16 August 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015Noeline AnneAucklandResearcher
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