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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bert" Albert Joseph BONSER

Born 6 August 1893 in Northam, Western Australia [16]
Son of William James BONSER and Bridget MCMAHON [15]
Bricklayer in Meckering, Western Australia in 1916 [94]
Lance Corporal 6223 in the Australian Imperial Force's 16th Battalion during the First World War [94]
Married Dorothy Mabel CLEGGETT in 1922 [66]
Contractor in Waddy Forest 1929-1934 [5] [19]
He had a small farm in Waddy Forest, but not with many acres cleared, and worked out as a builder and contractor [P32]
Built a house for Philip T. MORCOMBE on Minaru Farm in Waddy Forest [P32]
With Bill BONSER built a mud brick house for George N. GREENWOOD on Maryland Farm, Waddy Forest for £1100 in 1928 [P280]
Member of Waddy Forest Cricket Club from 1927-28 and 1928-29 [39: 6-Sep-1927][86: 11-Jan-1929]
He supervised the laying of a concrete cricket pitch in Waddy Forest at a busy bee held on 27 August 1927 [39: 6-Sep-1927]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Contributed a humorous item at the concert to raise funds for Methodist Church in Waddy Forest on 8 June 1929 [10: 12-Jun-1929]
Won the Nail Driving at the very successful Sports Day held in Coorow during November 1929 [86: 30-Nov-1929]
In November 1929 purchased a new Ford truck from Carnamah dealer Rupert H. LAFFAN [4: 16-Nov-1929]
Played the drums at the Coorow Anglican Church's Dance at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 7 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Along with his wife and children left Waddy Forest in April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
In 1942 was living in the Perth suburb of Queens Park [16]; and later resided in the Perth suburb of East Victoria Park [2]
Died 6 May 1958; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, ZD, 228)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Joseph Bonser' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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