This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Henry Faux
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 291558
- Rank: Leading Stoker
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M. Submarine C-29
- Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 41
- Date of Death: 29.08.1915
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 6
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 11 Bath St, Broughty Ferry
Sarah Faux, Clifton, Bristol
Benjamin Faux, Clifton, Bristol
Margaret Gall Paton Faux, 11 Bath St, Broughty Ferry
Alexander, born 28.01.1901 & 2 other sons (names unknown)
More about William Henry Faux
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
The British submarine C-29 was on patrol with a crew of 17 some 70 miles off Scarborough and was connected to the trawler ARIADNE, when on 29 August 1915 she strayed into a minefield in the Humber Estuary, C-29 struck a mine and sank with all hands.
William Henry Faux Royal Navy
BROUGHTY FERRY NAVYMAN DIES ON DUTY.
An Admiralty notification has been received by Mrs Faux, Argyle Buildings, King Street Broughty Ferry intimating that her husband William Henry Faux, R. N., had died on duty.
Deceased was connected with the submarine flotilla at Dundee, and took up his residence at Broughty Ferry. He had been 17 years in the Navy.
Dundee Courier 2nd September 1915
NAVAL MAN DIES ON DUTY.–Leading Stoker William Henry Faux, whose home is at Argyle Buildings, Broughty Ferry, has died at the post of duty. Such was the intimation that came on Wednesday night to his widow from the Admiralty. Leading Stoker Faux was for a time in the Vulcan. He had served in the Royal Navy for 17 years, and had three medals. He was in China on service during the Boxer Rebellion. The Admiralty simply say “he died on duty.” The deceased’s eldest son joined the Navy last week, and while it is noteworthy that quite recently his youngest boy–a lad of 13–saved a child from drowning at the pier, Broughty Ferry, by gallantly jumping in and rescuing him. Faux leaves a widow and three boys.
Dundee People’s Journal 4th September 1915
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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