Gilbert Edward McCLUNG

Full Name Gilbert Edward McCLUNG
Serial No. 70176
Rank Private
Status/Occupation -- / Miner
Body 34th Reinforcement, NZEF
Unit A Company
Last Address ---
Next of Kin Mrs C. McClung (Sister in Law), Katikati
WW1 Medal Entitlement British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked Embarked 8th February 1918 aboard HMNZT 100 (ss Ulimaroa) and disembarked 29th March 1918 at Liverpool, ENGLAND.
Casualty List Book XIV, Page 1862
Canterbury Infantry Regiment Died of Wounds Non-commissioned Officers and Men
"70176 Private McClung, G.E. Date Reported 13th November 1918; Casualty List No 999/6; Force 34th Reinforcement"
Roll of Honour 70176 Pte. McClung, Gilbert Edward C.I.R. Died of Wounds, France, 5th November 1918
Commemorative Information
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
Grave Number XLIX. C. 25
Location Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.
Additional Information During the First World War, the area around Etaples was the scene of immense concentrations of Commonwealth reinforcement camps and hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and accessible by railway from both the northern or the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes and the hospitals, which included eleven general, one stationary, four Red Cross hospitals and a convalescent depot, could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the Q.M.A.A.C. convalescent depot remained. The cemetery contains 10,769 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the earliest dating from May 1915. Hospitals were again stationed at Etaples during the Second World War and the cemetery was used for burials from January 1940 until the evacuation at the end of May 1940. After the war, a number of graves were brought into the cemetery from other French burial grounds. Of the 119 Second World War burials, 38 are unidentified. Etaples Military Cemetery also contains 658 German burials and a few war graves of other nationalities. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.