William Charles Fawcett

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William Charles Fawcett
c. 1975
Birth: , Drouin, Victoria
Death: , Perth, Western Australia
Parents: William Hart Fawcett
Maud Salford Fawcett (née Wilson)
Siblings: William Charles Fawcett
Partners: Ada Fawcett (née Jackson)
Permalink: archives.org.au/WCF
Wikitree: Fawcett-1881
FamilySearch: GXD8-FDM

Born 1887, to William Hart Fawcett and Mrs Fawcett (née Wilson).[1]

Married Ada Acraman née Jackson in Perth in 1929.[2] She was the daughter of Horace Benson Jackson and Ada Elizabeth Odgers.[3]

Was 88 in 1975.[4]

Spent six years at Geraldton prison.[4]

Born 16 May 1887, to William Hart Fawcett (aged 28, timber merchant from Manchester, England). Married 15 September 1884, Melbourne. Issue: Sylvia Mead[?] , 2 years old. Eleanor Maud Salford[?]  Fawcett, formerly Wilson, age 28, born Seymour (Victoria). Birth registered 30 July 1887, Drouin.[5]

Married Ada Jackson in 1929. Reported in The West Australian, 22 November 1929:[6]



At Ross Memorial Church recently the wedding was solemnised of Miss Ada Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Jackson of Forrest-street, Peppermint Grove, to Mr. W. Fawcett. son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Fawcett, of Sydney. The Rev. D. Galloway officiated at the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a frock of ivory lace with a tulle veil embroidered in silver and fastened with a coronet of orange blossoms. She carried a sheaf of Madonna lillies. The bridesmaid was Miss Nina Jackson (sister of the bride) who wore a French frock in pastel shades with an ivory lace hat. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. T. D. Stevenson as best man. Mr. Campbell Egan presided at the organ. A reception was held at 132 Forrest-street, after the service, where Mrs. H. B. Jackson received the guests. Mr. and Mrs. Fawcett left for a tour of the South-West. the bride wearing an ensemble of beige and blue.

Notes from military service record:[7]

Corporal Fawcett, W.C. #6710, 11th Battalion. Enlisted 30 June 1916, age 28 years and 11 months, when his father was living at Laverton. Already working for C.M. Wilson Pty. Ltd. at this point (occupation "business manager" and "accountant"). Height 5' 2½", 118 lbs, grey eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. 15 August 1918 admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, gunshot wound left breast. Note about hospitalisation sent to Mr. W.H. Fawcett, Laverton, WA.


  1. Vic BMD reg. no. 19019, birth 1887.
  2. Find a Grave, memorial 107297093
  3. Find a Grave, memorial 107296839
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fawcett article, Sunday Independent, 1975
  5. Birth certificate, commons:File:1887 Drouin birth certificates.png
  6. SOCIAL EVENTS. (1929, November 22). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), p. 20. Retrieved December 22, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32332172
  7. https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3550156&S=1 Title Fawcett William Charles : SERN 6710 : POB Drouin VIC : POE Perth WA : NOK F Fawcett William Hart Contents range circa 1914 - circa 1920 Series number B2455 Control symbol FAWCETT W C Item ID 3550156