New Zealand WW1 BWM to 74081 Rflm. F. C. V. Clark N.Z.E.F. - NZRB (UK) & Home Guard WW2
A single, silver, full sized British War Medal to 74081 Rifleman Frederick Cannom Victor Clark of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
Fred was a medical student prior to his enlistment, listing his fathers Raunui Rd, Remuera address (Remuera is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand) as both his and his next of kin address. Fred was born in Kaiwaka (Northland, New Zealand).
He started his service on the 7th of Feb 1918, as part of C Coy, 38th Infantry Reinforcements, and was appointed a Lance Corporal on the 26th of Feb 1918.
He was then appointed to be a NCO for the 42nd Reinforcements, and a Corporal on the 9th of May 1918.
Transferred to A Coy, 41st Infantry Reinforcements on the 10th of May 1918 and then promoted to Sergeant on the 11th of May.
Transferred to A Coy, 42nd Infantry Reinforcements on the 13th of July 1918.
Transferred to F Coy, 41st New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reinforcements on the 26th of July 1918.
Fred left for the UK and marched into Brockton Camp on the 4th of Oct 1918.
He relinquished all rank, and reverted to Lance Corporal on the same day.
Admitted to Hospital (Influenza) 30th of Oct 1918.
Transferred to Hornchurch NZ General Hospital 7th of Nov 1918.
On Leave in the UK on the 7th of Dec 1918.
Embarked for New Zealand on the 25th of Jan 1919.
Discharged on the 11th of April 1919 on termination of war
Fred passed away on the 7th of April 1962 in Waihi
During WW2 Fred served briefly as a Lieutenant in the Home Guard in Waihi's No 3 Battalion, No. 2 Group, but resigned his commission in August 1942, due to work commitments. By this stage he was a Lawyer, on Seddon St, Waihi.
This BWM is Fred's sole entitlement, and I imagine he did not receive any medals for his WW2 service (it is NOT noted in his record).
His medal is in good condition, with a length of ribbon attached.
Fred's WW1 and WW2 service file can be viewed here: