Frank was also a Freemason and held office of Grand Master from 1992 to 1994. In an interview in 2012, Frank commented:
“I became a Freemason 62 years ago. I knew a lot of people in the town and especially admired the ones who were Freemasons; their good work and their commitment to the community.
“I was a member of the Church of England and knew of the Freemasons’ good works. Many of my friends from WWII joined the Freemasons as well.
“The values of service, voluntary work, skills, benefitting the community were all qualities that I saw in Freemasons and reflected my reasons for serving in WWII.” An interview with Frank Poke can be viewed below.
Last year, Frank and his wife, Dorothy, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, an incredible milestone.
A military funeral service will be held to commemorate Major General Poke’s life at the Anglican Parish Church of St Mary on 383 High Street Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria, at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, 14 November 2018.
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