Kenneth FAUNCE

Kenneth FAUNCE 1888 – 1976

Kenneth Faunce ‘The Queenslander’ Newspaper 1915, (Courtesy State Library of Qld)

Played 1902 – 1906 Souths. First Grade number 71.

One of 12 children, including his brother Thomas Bowman FAUNCE.

Lived with his parents and siblings at 245 Mains Road, Kangaroo Point at the outbreak of the war.

World War 1 – Enlisted at the outbreak of the war in 1914

Landed ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli 14/11/1915 where he served as a driver in the 1st Lighthorse until he was transferred to the 6th Light Horse Regiment serving in Alexandria, Egypt.

FAUNCE then served in the Somme in France and Belgium where he was suffered a severe leg wound eventually leading to amputation in 1917. He returned to Australia and was discharged.

Kenneth lived in Lambert St Annerley on return from the war and was married to Agatha Harney in 1930.

Kenneth worked as a clerk.

He moved to 5 Headford St Greenslopes in the early 40’s and lived there until his passing in 1976.

Ken Faunce Letter – Gallipoli


NEWS – Recent contact was made by Professor Tom Faunce of the Australian National University who is a great (a couple of greats) nephew of Thomas and Kenneth Faunce. He has also researched articles relating to their common ancestor Alured Tasker FAUNCE who was a Police Magistrate in the early 1800’s after leaving the Army. He was credited with introducing cricket to Queanbeyan near Canberra and played in one of the first ever organised games in the 1830’s. He died in 1856 whilst fielding on the cricket field, dropping dead from a suspected heart attack.

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