Clarence Arguile 10/1398A

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Name:  Clarence Arguile 10/1398A 

Date of Birth:  1892


Clarence: Monrad Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Parents:  When enlisted: Park Road, Anstey

Medals sent to: 14, Albion Street, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Joseph Arguile (Shoe Rivetter) and Alice

Occupation before the war:  Soldier, Steward on ship, Farmer in NZ

Siblings Names:

James b 1874  |  John C b 1889  |  Sarah b 1879  |  Richard Henry b1890

Alice Eliza b1881  |  Joseph Albert b 1897  |  George H b 1883

Date Died:   8.8.1915

Age:  23

Place of Death:   Chunuk Bair

Place of Burial/Memorial:

Panal18 Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause of death:   Killed in Action


Wellington Regiment


1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • 1911 Census Royal Marine Barracks East Stonehouse Devon
  • Residing in New Zealand when he signed up.
  • 1st February 1913 went to New Zealand as third class steward on steamer  owned by Shaw Saville and Albion co.from Plymouth heading for Wellington.
  • He underwent his medical examination on 24 / 25 November 1914 and enlisted at Trentham, New Zealand on 20 December 1914.
  • His description records that on enlistment he was 22 years 10 months old, 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighed 145 lb. He was of dark complexion with brown eyes and hair and his religious profession was Congregationist.
  • His medical examination records that apart from a “slight left varicocele” he was passed as fit for active service by Dr C W Peach, Medical Officer.