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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Ralph" Hyacinth Ralph HONNER

Born 17 August 1904 in Fremantle, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Dick" Richard Joseph HONNER and Eleanor Iris MCMAHON [P415]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs 1913-1915 [10: 14-Dec-1917] [87]
Student at the Three Springs State School until 1915, when he obtained a scholarship to attend the James Street School in Perth [10]
Attended the James Street School in 1916 and 1917, and then on another scholarship attended Perth Modern School for five years [10]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 24 October 1939 [16]
Lieutenant Colonel WX15 in the Australian Army's 2/11 Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
During the war he was awarded the Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 3 January 1945 [16]
Later served as the Australian Ambassador to Ireland and lived at the Australian Embassy in Ireland [P415]
Died 14 May 1994 [P415]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hyacinth Ralph Honner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 November 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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