Frederick George Stark

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 635120
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 124th Brigade
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 04/09/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Wytschaete Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp Mem. A.5

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Cant Stark, 11 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Smith Stark, 11 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Edward, James & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Frederick George Stark

Fred had 3 brothers who also served during the Great War, they were, Edward Stark of the Machine Gun Corps, Driver James Leslie Stark 507408, of the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Engineers and Pte William Cant Stark 736819, of the 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action 01/09/1917.

Fred Stark   13838   Royal Field Artillery

TWO DUNDEE BROTHERS KILLED.

Great sorrow has fallen on Mr and Mrs George Stark, 11 Rosefield Street, Dundee, who have just been informed of the death at the front of their two sons–Private William Stark, Canadians, and Gunner Fred Stark, R.F.A.  Both killed within three days of each other.

Fred, who was a Territorial, was mobilised at the outbreak of war.  He went to the front with the R.F.A. in May, 1915.  He was wounded in April of this year.  His commanding officer writes of his “excellent character, good work, and coolness under fire.”  Mr and Mrs Stark have two sons still with the colours–James, in the Royal Engineers and Edward, in the Machine Gun Corps in Egypt, the latter being wounded in September, 1915.  A son-in-law was killed on 4th October.

Dundee Courier 26th October 1917

Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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