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Charles Franklin Wreford (1868–1949)

Mr. Charles Franklin Wreford, of Jeffcott street, North Adelaide, who died on Friday, aged 81, was a member of a well-known banking family. Joining the Bank or Adelaide in 1884 he retired in 1929 after being manager of various branches including Adelaide, Minlaton, Port Lincoln and McLaren Vale.

In 1913 he was appointed accountant at head office and in the same year went to London. On his return to Adelaide he was appointed chief inspector. He again visited London between 1919-20 and returned via America. His next appointment was manager of the Melbourne branch. Later he was recalled to Adelaide as manager of the Adelaide office of the bank. Ill-health forced Mr. Wreford to take up a country position again, and when he retired in 1929 he was manager of the McLaren Vale branch.

During his retirement Mr. Wreford was actively associated with the English Speaking Union and the Adelaide Bowling Club.

He has left a widow, two sons and two daughters.

Mr. Wreford had three brothers who were prominent in banking—Sir Ernest Wreford, who was general manager of the National Bank before his death; Mr. S. M Wreford, now chief inspector of the same bank; and Mr. F. B. Wreford, who recently retired from the Bank of Adelaide as manager of the Unley branch.

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'Wreford, Charles Franklin (1868–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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7 October, 1949 (aged ~ 81)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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