George D'Arcy FOLKARD

FOLKARD, George D'Arcy

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 December 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kogarah, NSW, 24 February 1894
Home Town: Walcha, Walcha, New South Wales
Schooling: Parramatta South State School
Occupation: Bank Officer
Died: Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa, 1955, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book
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World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 4th Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1916: Involvement 4th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
14 Apr 1916: Embarked 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

GEORGE D’ARCY FOLKARD, son of Mr. William and Mrs. Emily Folkard, was born at Kogarah, New South Wales, on 24th February, 1894. He was educated at Parramatta South School, and joined the service of the Bank on 4th June, 1910, at Head Office.

He enlisted in November, 1915, and left Australia about four months later. He was promoted from lieutenant to captain, but had only seen a short period of service in France when he had the misfortune to be taken prisoner and remained in Germany from July, 1916, until June, 1918. He was then transferred to Holland, where he remained for nearly a year before securing transfer to England.

Captain Folkard arrived back in Australia in September, 1919.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour