Wilfred Francis Darwin CLARK

CLARK, Wilfred Francis Darwin

Service Numbers: 1788, B.3/57
Enlisted: 18 February 1916
Last Rank: Senior Representative
Last Unit: Australian Red Cross
Born: Knightsbridge, South Australia, 17 March 1892
Home Town: Eden Hills, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred and Roseworthy Colleges, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed when Japanese torpedoed Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, At Sea (off Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 14 May 1943, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Gold Coast - AHS Centaur Memorial, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Karoonda Halidon WW1 Roll of Honor, Roseworthy Agricultural College Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1916: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), 1788
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 1788, 43rd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 1788, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
20 Sep 1918: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), 1788

World War 2 Service

14 May 1943: Involvement Senior Representative, B.3/57, Australian Red Cross

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He served in the Great War in France and England as Lance Sergeant in the 43rd Battalion, He was discharged medically unfit on 20 September 1918.
He was appointed as a Representative (with Officer status) in the Australian Red Cross Society (Service No. 123) in September 1941. He was aboard the Hospital Ship 'Centaur' when it was sunk by torpedo fired from a Japanese submarine. He was 51 years of age and the son of Euphemia (nee Martin) and Matthew Symonds Clark. He left a widow, Una Lithgow Clark [nee Wylde] and she died in 1958.