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VC1137    Blair Anderson Wark

Name   Blair Anderson Wark   No.      

VC Issue No.   1137   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Australian Imperial Force, 32nd (South & West Australia) Battalion

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Place Of Death   Puckapungel Military Camp, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Worongra Crematorium Columbarium, Australia

Cremated   Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   16 June 1941

Headstone   Casket    Plot/Grave no.   Shelf D-30

Gazetted    26 December 1918

VC Presented  13 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Memorial Plaque, Columbarium, Worongra Crematorium , NSW, Australia

Memorial in Garden of Remembrance wall, Rookwood War Cemetery, NSW, Australia

Display & Captured 77mm gun at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia


By The Way…

He died of natural causes whilst serving with 1st Battalion, City of Sydney's Own Regiment during the Second World War


VC Held By

Queensland Museum, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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BORN   27 July 1894

DIED   13 June 1941   AGE   46

VC Won   29 September-1 October 1918 AGE    24

Place VC Won   Bellicourt to Joncourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

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