FADDY, FRANCIS LEOPOLD
(1889 — 1946)
Enlisted, Second Fiji Contingent, 1915
World War I 1914-1918
Lieutenant, Kings Royal Rifles Corps
Captain, 2/89 Punjabi Regiment
Dairy Farmer, ‘Vunibaka’, Tailevu North
By Jim Sanday
Francis Leopold Faddy was Born October 1889 in Wollongong, NSW, Australia, the son of Dr William George Faddy and his wife Ruth nee Johnstone. Francis Faddy resided at Sigatoka, Fiji, working as a store assistant.
He enlisted on 10 June 1915 at Navua, and attested in August 1915 at Stratford, East London as Rifleman 15216, 1st Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC). He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in August 1917 with the British Indian Army in India.
He was later promoted to the rank of Captain in the 2/89 Punjabi Regiment and was serving in India in 1919.
Francis returned to Fiji and helped his brothers Norman and Herbert establish their farm at Vunibaka on the banks of the Wainivesi River in Tailevu North.
He died in 1946 and was buried at the Old Suva cemetery at Lovonilase. On his death he left a wife and a son, Francis Faddy.
His widow remarried and moved to the USA with her son. The young Francis Faddy later enlisted in the US Army and saw active service with US forces during the Korean War.
Entry By: Jim Sanday, Brisbane, Australia.