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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ken" Kenneth LALLY

Born 20 February 1915 in Northam, Western Australia [16]
Son of Thomas Henry LALLY and Jessie EGGLESTON [P186]
Employee at Eric H. GURR's General Store in Carnamah from September 1939 until mid 1940 [0: images 03058 & 03076]
Spent his holidays in February 1940 in his native town of Northam [0: image 03058]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1940 - played for Carnamah Reds [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Returned to Northam to spend time with his parents in mid 1940 before entering military camp [0: image 03076]
Gave his residence as Carnamah when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 30 October 1940 [16]
Private WX9318 in the Australian Army's 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Also in the 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion were Doug CARTER, Bill BAILLIE and Charlie JENNINGS, also of Carnamah [0: image 04003]
Died from injuries in Japan on 23 March 1945 and had been a Prisoner of War [16] [18]
Buried and/or Memorialised at the Yokohama War Cemetery near the city of Yuenchi-Dori in Hodogaya Ward, Japan [17]
His name is on Northam's Roll of Honour and on Carnamah's War Memorial [16] [35]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kenneth Lally' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 October 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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