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George D'arcy Folkard (1894–1955)

George D'arcy Folkard, n.d. photographer unknown

George D'arcy Folkard, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

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.

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'Folkard, George D'arcy (1894–1955)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/folkard-george-darcy-23556/text32562, accessed 22 February 2024.

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George D'arcy Folkard, n.d. photographer unknown

George D'arcy Folkard, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

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Birth

24 February, 1894
Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

1955 (aged ~ 60)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa

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