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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Lance" Alan Lancelot SHANNON

Born 5 October 1905 in Kapunda, South Australia [55]
Son of David Hopkins SHANNON and Margaret Isabel GOODCHILD [55]
Arrived at Woopenatty Station in Arrino, Western Australia on Thursday 24 February 1927 [144]
He'd travelled from South Australia with Frank F. WEAVER who was about to buy Woopenatty Station in Arrino [144]
Shortly after arrival purchased 2,840 acres of land in Carnamah, Western Australia from the Midland Railway Company [34]
By March 1927 he had settled on the 2,840 acres, which was Lot M1647 of Victoria Location 2023 [34] [144]
Farmer of Racine Farm in Carnamah 1927-1929 [6] [50] [53]
In May 1927 purchased a new Chev truck and in June 1927 purchased a new Fordson tractor [4: 7-May-1927, 11-Jun-1927]
His truck was registered with the Carnamah District Road Board and contained license plate CA-213 [325]
He and Max FIELD spent Christmas at Dongara Beach in 1927 [4: 7-Jan-1928]
Attended the wedding dance for Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred M. LANG at the Carnamah Hall on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
In 1927 he grew 1,200 acres of crop, all of which was on new country that had recently been cleared of bush [9: 29-Jul-1927]
He left Carnamah "for a time" in June 1928 and returned to South Australia for a holiday [4: 23-Jun-1928]
As he was unable to get back to Carnamah on the train, he purchased a car and drove back [4: 27-Oct-1928]
Along with Max FIELD arrived back in Carnamah in October 1928 having received just one puncture on the overland journey [4]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1927, 1928 and 1929 [53]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 8 June 1942 [16]
Flight Lieutenant 286213 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 74 Operational Base Unit during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 February 1945 [16]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alan Lancelot Shannon' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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