Lt. Francis Hoartio Faddy was born April 2 1894 in Sydney. The son of Francis Horace and Eda Linda Faddy. He was educated at Newnes NSW and was living in Wollongong at the outbreak of WW1.
He was wounded at ‘Chess Board’ in front of Popes Hill at Gallipoli on May 3rd 1915, after his head and throat wounds were bandaged he returned to the front line. After some time he was sent back to the aid station. He was never seen again.
He was the Signals Officer for the 13th Battalion and is remembered in their history as the man who built up that units, ‘… wonderful esprit de corps, that the 13th Signallers were more famous for than any other similar unit in the A.I.F.’ He was 21 at the time of his death.