New Zealand WW1 Medal Duo to 70244 Rflm. W. H. Clarke N.Z.E.F - N.Z.R.B Reio attached to UK Camp Only - Grantham
A full size, correctly marked WW1 medal duo to 70244 William Henry Clarke of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
William was a Electrician prior to WW1, working for New Zealand Railways. He lists a friend as his address as a Inspector Hollis, Newmarket, Auckland. His next of kin, is his wife, who lives in Rotorua, New Zealand. William was born in Australia.
He started his service on the 18th of Oct 1917 as part of B Coy, 34th Infantry Reinforcements.
Embarked at Wellington for overseas service on the 8th of Feb 1918.
Disembarked at Liverpool on the 29th of March 1918.
Marched into Brockton Camp on the same day and attached to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reserve.
Attached out as Infantry to Grantham Camp (British Machine Gun Corps, POW Camp and Hospital) on the 17th of April 1918.
To VD Section Hospital at Codford on the 23rd of Oct 1918 (Syphilis).
Discharged on the 27th of Nov 1918.
Admitted to VD Section on the 18th of Dec 1918 at Codford.
Discharged from VD section to Sling Camp on the 6th of March 1919.
Attached to Larkhill Camp same day.
Admitted to VD Section, Codford on the 11th of May 1919.
Discharged from VD Section on the 12th of June 1919 to Sling Camp.
Attached to Larkhill Camp on the 13th of June 1919.
Embarked for New Zealand on the 3rd of July 1919.
Admitted to Hospital at sea with chronic Bronchitis on the 15th of July 1919.
Discharged from Hospital at sea on the 19th of July 1919.
Disembarked at Auckland on the 20th of Aug 1919.
Discharged from the New Zealand Army on 17th of Sept 1919 on termination of hostilities.
William passed away on the 14th of Aug 1960 at Hamilton.
Interestingly, in his second file, he lists Canada as his place of birth.
This is William's full entitlement, and both medals are in good, uncleaned condition. Both come with a length of ribbon attached.
William's on-line WW1 service files can be viewed here: