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Record #5486
Name :
: Kenneth Frank UNTHANK (1945 - 2001)

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 15 Mar 1945

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 20 Feb 2001
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Warwickshire, Birmingham
Abode (2) : Place of Death / Burial, Bodallin
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: Dec 1953
: Australia

: Maloja

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Fairbridge Homes
NotesA birth registration was found for Kenneth F Unthank: Mother's Maiden Surname: Unthank; Date of Registration: Apr May Jun 1945; Registration district: Birmingham; Registration county: Warwickshire; Volume Number: 6d; Page Number: 1058.

In 1953, Kenneth Unthank, 8, arrived at Brisbane, Australia, and was placed in Haig Cottage at Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, Australia.

Kenneth Frank Unthank died on February 20, 2001. He was commemmorated by his employer, CBH Bodallin in a plaque at their grain receival point (Pick of the crop, Aug. 2003, p.14, 633.11 PIC, .b19864978):

"Tribute to valued employee

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at the Bodallin receival point to honour the life of Ken Unthank, a long-term CBH employee and manager of the Bodallin site.

Ken, who came to Australia from the United Kingdom as a child-migrant, worked in grainbelt communities for more than 30 years and was recognised as the man that personified CBH Bodallin.
The plaque at the Bodallin weighbridge recognises his contribution to CBH and the community. The inscription reads: 'Ken was a good man of careful thought and deed, who managed this grain receival point for many years. He was a great colleague and good friend to all. A job well done Ken.'

Growers and CBH staff from the area attended the official unveiling to honour the life and work of Ken. Ken?s widow Faye Unthank and grand- daughter Louise Bessell travelled from Bunbury and Perth respectively to attend the unveiling ceremony. 'He worked a lot of years here and did a lot for the community, so it?s good that there is something here that people can remember him by,' Miss Bessell said.

CBH CEO, Imre Mencshelyi officiated at the unveiling and spoke about Ken who was his first boss at Dulyalbin, 30 kilometres south of Moonie Rock. 'Ken basically taught me all the fundamentals of bulk handling,' Mr Mencshelyi said. 'He was a community man who enjoyed his sport. Wherever he worked he was able to get all the people at a particular bin to combine as one, which was a great credit to him.'

Ken Unthank passed away in 2001." 
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14848 UIMONEN, Edward1911ENG,    , St Pancras Sep 1924 : Melita CAN Barnardos  
23233 UNDERHILL, Alfred Thomas1890ENG, STS, Tipton May 1907 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
21186 UNDERHILL, Ernest James1914ENG, SSX, Hastings Mar 1925 : Demosthenes AUS Fairbridge Homes  
23234 UNDERHILL, George Henry1891ENG, LDN, London May 1907 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
24535 UNDERHILL, Rosetta1896 Jun 1906 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
21185 UNDERHILL, William Herbert1912IRL, WAT Mar 1925 : Demosthenes AUS Fairbridge Homes  
20297 UNDERWOOD, Charles1870 Mar 1887 : Parisian CAN Barnardos  
23983 UNDERWOOD, George1909ENG,     May 1920 : Minnedosa CAN Middlemore  
15847 UNDERWOOD, Horace B1900ENG, NTH, Thrapston Jun 1910 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
13902 UNDERWOOD, John1870ENG, BRK, Cookham Aug 1887 : Toronto CAN Church Emigration Society  
23136 UNDERWOOD, John1898ENG,     Apr 1912 : Empress of Ireland CAN Fegan Homes for Boys  
18555 UNDERWOOD, Joseph1895ENG,     Apr 1910 : Empress of Ireland CAN Fegan Homes for Boys  
23391 UNDERWOOD, Leonard1914ENG,     May 1921 : Minnedosa CAN Middlemore  
19100 UNDERWOOD, Mary Jane1897ENG,     Sep 1912 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
19101 UNDERWOOD, Maud Janet1901ENG,     Sep 1912 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
10895 UNDERWOOD, William1884ENG,     Apr 1898 : Labrador CAN Barnardos  
13769 UNGLASS, Grace1898ENG,    , Bury St Edmonds Jun 1908 : Victorian CAN Waifs & Strays missctaylor  
16968 UNGLESS, May1895ENG, SFK, Bury St. Edmonds May 1907 : Tunisian CAN Waifs & Strays  
7293 UNITSKY, Eugenie1915ENG, LDN, London Sep 1929 : Duchess of Atholl CAN Catholic Emigration Association  
20454 UNSWORTH, Frances1898 May 1908 : Corsican CAN Louisa Birt  
15616 UNSWORTH, Hilda1905ENG,     Oct 1920 : Scandinavian CAN Barnardos  
15580 UNSWORTH, John1879ENG,     Jun 1890 : Vancouver CAN MacPherson Homes  
20505 UNSWORTH, Lilian1896 May 1908 : Corsican CAN Louisa Birt  
20512 UNSWORTH, Margaret1900ENG,     May 1908 : Corsican CAN Louisa Birt  
23227 UNTHANK, Emma Jane Annie1890ENG, YKS, Middlesborough May 1902 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
5486 UNTHANK, Kenneth Frank1945ENG, WAR, Birmingham Dec 1953 : Maloja AUS Fairbridge Homes  
16846 UNTHANK, Richard Peter1892ENG, YKS, Middlesborough Jul 1903 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
14700 UNWIN, Annie1905ENG,     Mar 1920 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
16670 UNWIN, Thomas1876ENG,     Aug 1889 : Sardinian CAN Barnardos  
13327 UPCHURCH, Cyril Thomas1902ENG,    , Keynsham Apr 1912 : Corinthian CAN Barnardos  
13097 UPFIELD, Charlotte1885ENG,     Nov 1894 : Laurentian CAN Barnardos  
23223 UPSTONE, Louis Alexander1886ENG, LDN, London Sep 1904 : Lake Manitoba CAN Sailing Alone  
21304 UPTON, Ann1898ENG,     Jun 1913 : Corinthian CAN Barnardos  
6204 UPTON, Lilian1878ENG,     May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
5925 UPTON, Samuel1893ENG,     May 1907 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
14432 URBAN, Ernest1886ENG,     Apr 1895 : Vancouver CAN Marchmont Homes (now Barnardos)  
12352 URIE, Matthew1876ENG, LAN, Chorlton Mar 1892 : Carthaginian CAN Barnardos  
5756 URMSON, Annie1895ENG,    , Oldham Oct 1909 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
23222 URQUHART, Alexander1894SCT,    , Inverness Jun 1913 : Hesperian CAN Sailing Alone  
13187 URQUHART, Jessie1881ENG, SRY, Wandsworth Jul 1898 : Labrador CAN Barnardos  
5187 URSELL, Duncan1917ENG,    , Fordingbridge Mar 1932 : Montclare CAN Barnardos  
6611 URWIN, Jne 1901ENG,     Aug 1910 : Tunisian CAN Barnardos  
26788 URWIN, John Henry Tuff1925ENG, DUR, Sunderland Dec 1934 : Baradine AUS Fairbridge Homes  
11688 USHER, Emma1892ENG,     May 1902 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
15760 USHER, Frederick1889ENG,     Apr 1899 : Scotsman CAN Barnardos  
3739 USHER, Margaret1889ENG,    , Middlesbrough May 1901 : Tunisian CAN Catholic Emigration Society  
15758 USHER, Samuel1888ENG,     Apr 1899 : Scotsman CAN Barnardos  
10852 UTTERIDGE, Amelia1864ENG,    , Westminster Jun 1879 : Texas CAN National Childrens Home  
10853 UTTERSON, Robert1881SCT,    , Leith Jun 1898 : Sarmatian CAN Southwark Catholic Emigration Society  
6958 UTTLEY, Joseph1891ENG,     Mar 1901 : Tunisian CAN Barnardos  
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
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