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Frank James Cunningham Jaunay 1916–2001
A struggling start The story of Frank
James Cunningham Jaunay
Frank James Cunningham Jaunay, born 1916 was the eldest
child of Robert and Dorothy. He was a man whose early life
was a struggle through no fault of his own.
Frank rarely parted with any details of his young life.
One incident as a child stood out
in his memory.
up-bringing was one of frequent moves and different schools
which hampered his education. He was a skilled calligrapher
and draftsman but before he secured a position that allowed
him to demonstrate his talents, he worked at unskilled labouring
jobs including shearers' rouse-about on many sheep stations
in the far north-east of South Australia. His first decent
job as a draftsman which included the architectural drawings
of the Port Adelaide Civic Buildings was interrupted by
war although he did not join up immediately on outbreak
SERVICE RECORD Australian Army Service Number:
SX25430 (previously S1135)
During his wartime service, Frank married Norma Johnson in
1943 and they had two sons, Graham (1944) and Malcolm (1945-1997).
Date of Enlistment: 13 Oct 1942
Locality on Enlistment: Alberton SA
Place of Enlistment: Wayville SA
Date of Discharge: 12 Feb 1946
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Posting at Discharge: 73 Dental Unit
Following his discharge, his father-in-law, Edgar Johnson
gave him a position as storeman and packer for the Adelaide
Drug Company but in 1948 Frank went into partnership
with a wartime buddy, Frank Stapleton. They set up a workshop
in Military Road Henley Beach and manufactured S&J
Simplex Water Softeners which capitalised on
the poor water quality endured by the people of Adelaide.
Frank was a man who enjoyed the outdoor life and for many
years owned a holiday house on the River Murray to the north
of Mannum. When he became older he maintained a second home
at Victor Harbor and eventually made this his primary residence
commuting to Adelaide for work.
Frank was a member of the Henley Beach Rotary Club were
he served as president and subsequently a member of the
Victor Harbor Rotary Club until his death. He served on
many committees and was the club's secretary for many
was given the highest award in Rotary, a Paul Harris Fellowship
Frank married three times. Following his divorce in 1963,
he subsequently married Yvonne Tunbridge nee Menz in 1965.
Yvonne died unexpectedly in 1991 and Frank then married
Margaret Clarkson formerly Mitchell nee Wotton in 1993.
Frank died at the Victor Harbor Hospital in 2001 as a result
of prostate cancer.