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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bert" Albert Robert STRUTTON

Born 2 May 1894 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Robert STUTTON and Maud Mary ALBERT [15]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 21 October 1914 [94]
     Gave his father Robert STRUTTON as his next of kin, his address being Hill Street, Fremantle WA [94]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on Transport A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915 [94]
     Lieutenant 339 in the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse Regiment during the First World War [94]
     Following the end of hostilities returned to Australia on 10 July 1919 and was soon after discharged [94]
Along with Arthur W. H. GULL purchased Francis J. MORGAN's 3,258 acre farm in Three Springs [44]
     The 3,258 acres consisted of Victoria Location 3729, 3740, 3939, 4246 and 4479 [44]
Farmer of Narragarra Farm in Three Springs 1921-1962 [19] [50]
     From 1922 to 1924 farmed in partnership with Arthur W. H. GULL (who became his brother-in-law) as "Gull & Strutton" [6]
Married Edith Annie GULL in 1924 [66]
He also owned 920 acres of farmland in Carnamah in 1923 and 1924 [44]
     His land in Carnamah was Victoria Location 3053 which adjoined the northerly end of the Yarra Yarra Lakes [44] [62]
     Presumably sold the 920 acre block, as by 1932 it had become part of Jasper W. GREEN's Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah [3]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1922-1925 - was Captain in 1923 [10: 12-May-1922, 26-Jun-1924] [9: 25-May-1923, 4-Sep-1925]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club 1922-1935 - was Captain in 1922-23 [10: 3-Feb-1922] [9: 23-Mar-1923] [5: 22-Feb-1935]
One of the leaders of the Three Springs Kangaroo Hunting & Picnic Party of Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 1922 [9]
     He and his then future wife Edith A. GULL with a number of followers secured the honour of the first kangaroo [9: 15-Sep-1922]
Clerk of Course at the Picnic Race Meetings held in Three Springs to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1928 [124]
Inaugural Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1928[4: 29-Sep-1928]
Won three 2nd prizes at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     The 2nd prizes were for Milking strain Shorthorn Bull, Best All Round Dairy Cow, and Pen of Three Fat Merino Wethers [4]
Member of the committee who had the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs built in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
In February 1929 extended his farmland holdings with the purchase of Golden Hope Farm in Three Springs [4: 23-Feb-1929]
     The property was 500 acres in size, cost £4/5/- per acre and was purchased from the Estate of the Late J. RICHARDSON [4]
Among those who travelled from Three Springs to the coast for a day in a truck and two cars on Saturday 23 March 1929 [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Foundation President of the Three Springs Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League 1932-1934 [5: 12-Aug-1932, 1-Jun-1934]
     In 1933 it was remarked that he was "a live wire where the interests of returned men are concerned" [120: 5-Oct-1933]
     Vice President of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Won 1st prize for male Bronzewing Turkey at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Won the Putting the Weight at the R.S.L. Sports Day at the Arrino Recreation Ground on Thursday 5 November 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society - was Vice President 1933-1937[5: 26-May-1933, 17-May-1935, 1-May-1936, 25-Mar-1937]
Won 1st prize for male and 2nd for female Bronzewing Turkeys at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
He was among those from Three Springs who attended the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Morawa on 28 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Played for the victorious R.S.L. team who defeated "The Rest" at cricket in Three Springs on Sunday 2 December 1934 [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Won a jardiniere in a sweepstake at the R.S.L. Dance held in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 January 1935 [5: 18-Jan-1935]
A fire broke out on his farm on 16 January 1935, however was extinguished by a locals who rushed to the scene [5: 18-Jan-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1935, and Committee Member and Vice President in 1937 [5: 21-Jun-1935, 9-Apr-1937]
     As a Grounds Committee Member in 1937 he helped organise the construction of the Golf Club's new links [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Sold 18 bales of wool in October 1935 - five bales at 15d., six bales 13½d., and seven bales at 13¾d. per pound [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Welcomed those present at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Cricket Association in its match against the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1935 [5: 6-Dec-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Speech-giver at the social evening tendered to newly married Syd and Priscilla GOOCH in Three Springs on 2 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Won 1st prize for Peas in Pod in the Vegetable section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Played for the North Midlands Cricket Association in their victory against the Morawa Association on 10 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
He and Three Springs farmer Douglas THOMSON paid a visit to Perth during the first week of February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Later in February 1937 himself, S. Bert EVENSEN and Sydney C. GOOCH holidayed at the coast west of Three Springs [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Played for the "Railways" in their lost cricket match against the Three Springs Cricket Club on Sunday 21 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Loaned his truck to help cart 80 loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs in April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the Official Opening of the new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Pallbearer at the funeral of TS farmer Albert Irwin Broad at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 6 September 1938 [4: 10-Sep-1938]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Three Springs farmer Isaac WALLACE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 29 May 1939 [4: 3-Jun-1939]
Captain of Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Speaker at the Smoke Social tendered to departing resident Keith S. GLYDE in Three Springs on 16 February 1943 [4: 20-Feb-1943]
Later resided in the south coastal Perth suburb of Safety Bay [2]
Father of Shirley [4: 20-Dec-1941]
Died 10 February 1967; ashes buried Fremantle Cemetery, Fremantle WA (Congregational, DD, 3) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Robert Strutton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 November 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/albert-robert-strutton [sources]




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