Ralph John CLARKE

Regimental number12/320
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, A G Clarke, Burleigh Street, Auckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankGunner
Final unitX Trench Mortar Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialEuston Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave No 4), Colincamps, Somme, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Gale Clarke and Mary Grace Clarke, 73 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body