Frederick Key (Fred) WARK

Badge Number: S493, Sub Branch: HINDMARSH

WARK, Frederick Key

Service Number: 20526
Enlisted: 5 December 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Army Medical Corps (AIF)
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia , 15 May 1891
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 16 September 1965, aged 74 years
Cemetery: Hindmarsh Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Dec 1917: Enlisted
17 Jul 1918: Involvement Private, SN 20526, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
17 Jul 1918: Embarked Private, SN 20526, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Borda, Sydney
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 20526

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Frederick Key Wark was the sons of Francis and Mary Emma (nee Williams) Wark of Port Broughto 

Fred was born at Port Broughton on 15 May 1891. A salesman, he was 26 years old when he enlisted at Adelaide on 5 December 1917.

Fred was posted to Army Medical Corps Reinforcements and embarked from Sydney on 17 July 1918 aboard HMAT A30 “Borda” and disembarked in England on 27 September. The war had ended when, on 15 November 1918, Fred marched out for duty with 2 Group Clearing Hospital at Hurdcott. On 3 June 1919 Fred married 27 year old Winifred Alice Wilson in London. Shortly before his return to Australia Fred was transferred to duty with the 1st Field Ambulance. Fred and Winifred embarked from England aboard “Mahana” on 25 September 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 8 November. He was discharged on 25 November 1919.

Fred's elder brother, 3646 Pte Alexander Keeling Wark, served with 31 Battalion AIF.