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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Maurie" Maurice Arthur BUCK

Born 2 June 1893 in York, Yorkshire, England [16] [20]
Son of upholsterer William Francis George BUCK and Alice Jane MARKE [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents at 215 Portnall Road in Paddington, London, England [20]
Worked as a Gardener in England prior to leaving for Western Australia [70]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Armadale and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 July 1912 [70]
Manager of the National Bank in Three Springs 1927-1929 [6] [19]
Departed Three Springs on 17 May 1927 on three weeks leave, during which time he was relieved by F. W. TONG [4: 21-May-1927]
At the end of his leave returned to Three Springs in his new Singer car on Thursday 9 June 1927 [4: 18-Jun-1927]
In 1927-28 he was the owner of a Singer car registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with licence plate CA-257 [325]
Inaugural Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1928[4: 28-Sep-1928]
Attended the conference in Three Springs on 2 March 1928 to discuss the formation of a Road Board in Three Springs [4: 10-Mar-1928]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Saturday 17 March 1928 [124]
Attended the wedding dance of Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred M. LANG at the Carnamah Hall on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the wedding of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Part of the admirable orchestra at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show Ball on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Member of the Three Springs Progress Association in 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as a "Spanish Gentleman" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
He was said to have been "in addition to several other worthy accomplishments... a violinist of some note" [4: 14-May-1927]
Married Mary Cecilia BURTON in Perth in 1935 [66]
Resident of the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 January 1941 [16]
Class 1 Warrant Officer W17214 in the Western Australian District Accounts Office of the Australian Army Pay Corps [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 17 December 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 29 September 1968; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 7, 322) [2]


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




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