Frederick Charles Clarke

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Frederick Charles Clarke
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Jan 1893
Place of Birth London, England
Death 15 Aug 1975, aged 81
Place of Death Queens Park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 48 years, 5 months
Description 5'9½" tall ; 140lbs
63.503 kg
; sallow complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Brick worker / truck driver
Religion Church of England
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Violet Isabel Clarke
Military Information
Reg Number W68189
Date of Enlistment 16 Jun 1942
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Married Violet during September 1920 (not in WA). Violet died on 6 Jul 1963, aged 67 in Queens Park

War Service WWI

Served between 1915 and 1918 in the Australian 19th Battalion AIF, before being discharged as unfit as a result of wounds received in combat. (Gun Shot wound to his left shoulder). His enlistment papers also mention 2 years prior experience with the Royal Air Force.

Between the Wars

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 at Byford, truck driver

War Service WW2

Enlisted in South Perth and taken on strength of D Company of the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 23 Sep 1942 he was appointed Lance Corporal, and on 4 Dec 1942 he was promoted Corporal. Fred reverted to Private on 25 May 1944 at his own request. He was subsequently discharged on 15 Oct 1945.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1972 at 9 Edward street, Queens Park, retired


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