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Horatio Ormely Douglas Clark

Portrait of Horation Ormerly Douglas Clark. Archives New Zealand. AALZ 25044 4 / F1652 . Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Horation Ormerly Douglas Clark. Archives New Zealand. AALZ 25044 4 / F1652 . Image may b …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horatio Ormely Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 13733 AWMM
    • WWI NZ402458 AWMM
    • WWII 71725 AWMM
    • WWII 402458 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 October 1895 AWMM TurakinaRangatikei AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Horatio Clark (father), Turakina, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      DCM: London Gazette 12 March 1919. "For most conspicuous courage and good work east of Le Quesnoy on 4th November, 1918. During the attack it became necessary at one stage for his platoon to be split into sections for a mopping-up purpose. He then worked single-handed, fearlessly entering cellars alone and capturing many prisoners. Later he noticed one of his sections being held up by a machine gun. He immediately shot two of the crew then rushed the post, capturing the gun and making prisoners [of] the remainder of the crew." AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 March 1916 AWMM Shearer/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
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded 1 November 1916 AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Mr Clark died whilst attending the Anzac Day parade in Sydney. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1975 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Pugsley, C. (2018). Le Quesnoy, 1918 : New Zealand's Last Battle. Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 32 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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25 April 2017Karenlower hutt nzDirect descendant
31 May 2015Ngaire New Zealand.Friend

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