Pvt Leslie Harvey Clark

Pvt Leslie Harvey Clark

Birth
Tauranga, Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Death 8 Aug 1915 (aged 24)
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Burial Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Memorial at Panel 10.
Memorial ID 56477150 · View Source
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Father: John Angus CLARK***
b: 29 MAR 1847 in Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia
d: 12 MAY 1912 in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ
Mother: Elizabeth Anne BROWNLIE***
b: 12 SEP 1852 in Lawrence Town, Greenbay, WI, USA
d: 06 FEB 1933 in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

Born 7:13 AM at Edgcumbe Rd Bay View Villa, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Occupation: plumber

2nd Co. Divisional Train of NZASC
Service Registration Number: 12-1590
Roll Number: 802283

Killed at Gallipoli : 08 August 1915
Leslie H. Clark was on Sari Bair Heights when he was killed.
"The right column, comprising the 29th Indian Brigade and the New Zealand Infantry Brigade, got almost to the top of Chunuk Bair. After both columns rested up on 7 August, a renewed push was made the next day. This saw the New Zealanders actually attain their objective, but Monash's troops-ordered to seize a northern spur line known as Adbel Rahman Bair then move south along it to Hill 971 -Sari Bair Heights- were caught in the open by well-sited Turkish machine-guns and driven back with great slaughter."
of the 700 New Zealanders killed that day on Sari Bair only 11 have identified graves, most, including Leslie Clark, were left where they fell, unidentified, and finally buried in a mass grave in 1921 on Chanuk Bair.

(2701 New Zealanders were killed, from a total of 80,000 Commonwealth Troops (British, French, ANZAC)

Recipient of:
1. Gallipoli Service Medal 1914- 1915 Victory Star
2. British War Medal - General War Service Medal
3. Victory Medal
Death Plaque from Wellington and Medals uplifted: 26 September 1923

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."


Family Members

Gravesite Details Private, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Age: Unknown.

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56477150
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Leslie Harvey Clark (17 Mar 1891–8 Aug 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56477150, citing Chunuk Bair Cemetery and Memorial, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .