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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bert" Albert Edward MILES

Born 1905 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England [21]
Son of A. C. MILES [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Farmhand in Waddy Forest, Western Australia 1929-1970 [19]
Farmhand for Donnell E. FOWLER on Glen Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest in 1934[P120]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 and 1936, and Committee Member in 1937[5: 2-Aug-1935, 12-Jun-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 25-Oct-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
He was among those from Waddy Forest who travelled to Perth for the Perth Royal Show in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Runner-Up of the Men's 18 Hole Handicap at the Carnamah Golf Club's Season Opening in Carnamah on 2 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
He and his wife-to-be were tendered a Kitchen Tea Evening at the Waddy Forest Hall on Saturday 31 July 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     The evening included dancing, presentations, the singing of "For They are Jolly Good Fellows" and concluded with supper [5]
     They received a collection of kitchen utensils from the residents of Waddy and a rose bowl from the Waddy Forest Tennis Club [5]
Married Mary Esther GREENWOOD on Wednesday 18 August 1937 at Saint Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Carnamah [5]
     His best man was Mary's brother Harry C. GREENWOOD and his groomsman was his brother Frank MILES [5: 20-Aug-1937]
     After the ceremony their wedding breakfast was at the Coorow Hotel followed by a reception at the Coorow Hall [5]
     At their reception "all the residents of the Coorow-Waddy districts were entertained at an enjoyable evening's dancing" [5]
     Following their honeymoon they arrived back in Waddy Forest on Saturday 28 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
On retirement he and his wife shifted from Waddy to a house at 13 Coatelean Drive in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park [P141]
Father of Kenneth and Lynette [P186]
Died 25 April 1984; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Acacia Court, Plot 2629) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Edward Miles' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/albert-edward-miles [sources]




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