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Ernest Clayton

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 38 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 38 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Clayton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26562 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 April 1881 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Clayton (mother), 11 Tutanekai Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26562 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


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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      177 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Some H Company sailed on the Devon

    Embarked Wellington, 23 September 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 November 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 7 January 1917; joined 3rd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, and posted to D Company, in the field, 8 February 1917.
    Found guilty, 28 March 1917, of failing to appear to place of parade: forfeited 3 days' pay.
    Found guilty, 1 May 1917, of neglecting to parade when warned: forfeited 15 days' pay.
    Detached to No 2 Company, NZ Engineers, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 6 August 1917.
    Wounded in action, 8 August 1917 (shell wound: mustard gas), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1917; discharged to NZ Divisional Rest Camp, 17 August 1917; rejoined unit, 19 August 1917.
    Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 14 October 1917 (debility); transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th Canadian General Hospital, 16 October 1917; to No 3 Convalescent Depot, 28 October 1917; to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 4 November 1917.
    Classified Class 'C' by NZEF Travelling Medical Board, 6 December 1917.
    Detached to United Kingdom, 15 December 1917; marched in to Camp Sling, 28 January 1918; marched out to Torquay Demobilisation Depot, 28 January 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board 'Tahiti', 1 February 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 13 April 1918.
    Total war service: 1 year 318 days (of which 1 year 173 days were abroad) AWMM
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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



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 38 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

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