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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alexander John Fairfield BROWN

Born 7 August 1902 in Day Dawn, Western Australia [16]
Son of Alexander John BROWN and Katie Elizabeth WARREN [15]
Employee of the Midland Railway Company [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Relieving Stationmaster of the Carnamah Railway Station for a fortnight over April and May 1925 [9: 24-Apr-1925]
In 1927 he was based in the outer Perth suburb if Midland Junction, now known as just Midland [9: 29-Jul-1927]
He returned to Carnamah as Relieving Stationmaster during July 1927 [9: 29-Jul-1927]
Married "Claire" Clara Veronica BERRIGAN on 28 August 1928 at the Carnamah Hall in Carnamah [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     At their wedding his best man was his brother Roy BROWN, while one of the bridesmaids was his sister Miss Una BROWN [4]
Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Muchea until being transferred to Three Springs in March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Three Springs 1937-1946 [4] [6] [19]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Badminton Club [4]
Private W71809 in Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
He and his wife were tendered a Farewell Dance at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Saturday 3 August 1946 [4]
     Six speakers spoke about how the departure of he and his wife was a distinct loss to the Three Springs district [4]
     He was "helpful and obliging stationmaster, at all times most courteous in the discharge of his duties" [4]
     "He was ever ready to assist in any effort having for its objective the welfare of the community and the town and district" [4]
     Received a presentation from the Three Springs Golf Club, and a cheque from the people of Three Springs [4: 10-Aug-1946]
Following a transfer left Three Springs in August 1946 and shifted to Mingenew[4: 10-Aug-1946]
Railway Stationmaster in Mingenew 1946-1950 [4] [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Swan View [2]
Died 18 October 1970; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Roman Catholic, F, 61) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alexander John Fairfield Brown' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 October 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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