Frederick Archer Gaunt
Frederick Archer Gaunt
Date of Birth 14 April 1873
Place of Residence 108 Tamar Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Mary Emmeline Dodery
Childrens Names Hazel, Mollie, Ransom & Nora

Frederick Archer (Archie) Gaunt was born in Launceston on 14 Apr 1873, the sixth of 14 children of Edward Gaunt (1837-1904) and Emily Ransom (1845-1921). Frederick married Mary Emmeline Dodery on 6 April 1898 at St John's Anglican Church, Launceston. They had at least three daughters and one son. Hazel, born on 17 Mar 1899, married Victor C Holyman in 1921. Mollie, born on 14 Sep 1900, married Selwyn Finlay in 1923. Their only son Ransom was born on 18 Aug 1904 and Nora was born on 17 Feb 1907. Frederick assisted his father as an accountant and legal manager of mining companies in his early days. He was the foundation secretary of the Invermay Bowls Club from May to Dec 1909 and was made a life member of the Club.

Frederick served for three years with the Launceston Artillery Cadets and four years as a gunner with the Launceston Artillery. At the age of 41 he joined the AIF on 27 Aug 1914. He served in World War I with the 9th Battery at Gallipoli and 4th Divisional Ammunition Column in France. He was promoted through the ranks to the position of lieutenant on 8 Jan 1918. After discharge he worked for the Daily Telegraph as an accountant and later became the manager. By 1928 Frederick had taken up poultry farming at Hadspen. He died on 25 Jul 1959 and his ashes were interred at Carr Villa in the Western Wall 328B. His parents, other family members and his future wife Mary Dodery are also pictured in the Family Album.

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