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Horace Claude (Horrie) Fennell (1904–1965)

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Horace Claude (Horrie) Fennell (1904-1965) motor driver and trade union official

Birth: 27 October 1904 at Wellington Street, Hobart, Tasmania, son of native-born parents Frederick Browning (or Browne) Fennell (1875-1935), cricket ground caretaker, and Emmeline Cordelia, née Harper (1876-1953). Marriage: 20 October 1925 at Davey Street Methodist Church, Hobart, to Hobart-born Margaret Anne Andrews (1904-1966). They had two daughters and a son. Death: 27 July 1965 at Hobart.

  • His grandfather, Thomas Fennell, who was born in East Sussex, England, had migrated to Tasmania aboard the Chatham with his parents in February 1855.
  • Horace joined Hobart City Council as junior in 1918. Was actively associated with Hobart sub-branch of Federated Municipal and Shire Council Employees’ Union of Australia from 1925. Treasurer, Hobart branch. Delegate to Hobart Trades Hall Council, later member of THC Executive Council and vice-president.
  • 1938 elected secretary of Tasmanian division of union, holding position until 1955, except for 1943-1944. Representative on Federal Council.
  • Keen sportsman and rifle shot.

The Counsellor
, March 1955.

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