Charles John FALK

FALK, Charles John

Service Number: 219
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 23 May 1884
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide School and Hayward College
Occupation: Clerk, South Australian Railways
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, S.A. Railway Goods Dept. Mile End Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 219, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 219, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 219, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, ANZAC / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières


The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Thursday 26 August 1915
Pte. Charles John Falk, 10th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Australian Imperial Force, who was killed in action recently, was the eldest son of Mr.J. W. Falk, of Rosatala. He was educated at the Port Adelaide School and Hayward College, and was one of the first to enlist and disembark on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He was a fine stamp of man, and was 6 ft. 2 in. in height. He was employed at the time he enlisted as one of the clerical staff in the railway service at Mile-End. His only brother, Ernest, who also was employed in the railway service, is now in camp. Letters received from the late Pte. Falk by his brother and father go to show that up to the time of writing he was in good health. He asked his brother, presuming he had decided to enlist, to be sure and join the reinforcements, as by that means they might both get into the same company.

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Son of John William KAY and Annie nee EDWARDS