Topic: Morrison Leigh Claridge

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From research done in 2009 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Morrison Leigh Claridge

Date of Birth: 5 January 1884
Serial number: 11409
Occupation before enlistment: Printer
First known rank: Corporal
Embarkation date: 1 May 1916
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation unit: 12th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
Last unit served: Auckland Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 7 October 1916 
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Cemetery name: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France

Biographical notes:


Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 October 1916 "Corporal M. L. Claridge, formerly of Martinborough, has died of wounds."

Student researcher: Steph Hunt




Morrison Leigh Claridge

First Names:Morrison Leigh
Last Name:Claridge
Place of Birth:Hawera, New Zealand