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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Alex" Alexander Charles JONES

Born 1895 in Gingin, Western Australia [15]
Son of "Hamlet" Alexander Hamlet JONES and Sarah Rose CLINCH [15]
His mother died in 1899 and in 1902 his father married his late mother's sister Janet May CLINCH [15]
Resided on and later farmed with his father and stepmother on Turipa Farm in Coorow [19] [30]
Won the Sack Race at the Coorow Football Club's Annual Sports Day held in Coorow on 30 September 1913 [9: 10-Oct-1913]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1914 [10: 10-Jul-1914]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 1 April 1916 [30: item 1814299]
     On enlistment he was 5 feet 2½ inches tall, weighed 115 lbs. and had brown eyes, dark brown hair and a tanned complexion [30]
     After brief training was appointed in Claremont on 1 July 1916 to the 2nd Reinforcements of the 44th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A28 Militades on 9 August 1916 [18]
     After further training at Codford in Wiltshire, England proceeded to France on the Princess Victoria on 20 December 1916 [30]
     Private 1853 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 17 August 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmer with his father of Turipa Farm in Coorow 1920-1930 [10] [19]
"Jones Bros" horses Leaped Home and Turipa competed at the Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1919 [124]
On his horse Leaped Home came 2nd in the A.I.F. Plate at the Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on 16 September 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
Master of Ceremonies at the Official Opening of the Coorow Agricultural Hall in Coorow on Thursday 1 February 1923 [9: 23-Feb-1923]
On 15 May 1926 purchased Lots 42 and 43 Commercial Street in the Coorow townsite [27]
     The two townsite blocks were purchased from the Midland Railway Company for £20, payable by instalments over two years [27]
Married Catherine SIMPSON in Perth in 1926 [66]
At some point he worked in Coorow for the Carnamah District Road Board [P17] [110]
He also farmed or worked for a period as a farmhand in Perenjori [19]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1927 [10: 19-May-1927]
Member of the Waddy Forest Cricket Club in 1928-29 [4: 2-Feb-1929]
Resided in Coorow until 1930, and was then a Farmer in Winchester 1931-1935 [4: 22-Nov-1930] [25] [91]
Advertised in the local paper that he was going to Perth in his car on 21 December 1932 and had room for a passenger [5: 16-Dec-1932]
He was forced to cease working and leave the district after going blind in 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
      A Benefit Dance in aid of him and his family was held in Coorow on Saturday evening 4 May 1935 [5: 3 & 10-May-1935]
     The Carnamah District Road Board provided the Coorow Hall for the function at the reduced charge of 10/- [5: 3-May-1935]
Around May of 1935 he left Winchester and shifted to the Perth suburb of Maylands [25]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Maylands from 1935 until his death in 1951 [25] [91]
In Maylands resided at 7 Harrow Street 1935-1936; at 5 Cambridge Street 1937-1938; and at 74 Crawford Road 1939-1949 [6]
Father of Desmond, Moreen and Kathleen [25] [91]
Died 8 June 1951; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZI, 104) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alexander Charles Jones' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alexander-charles-jones [reference list]




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