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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Sandy" Alexander McDougall MCGILP

Born 18 March 1921 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Mac" Angus Archibald Nicol MCGILP and "Jenny" Janet McDougall LANG [P12]
Resided with parents on Waddy Waddy and Polaris Farms in Waddy Forest [P12]
Educated at the Waddy Forest State School for one year and then at the Waddy Well State School (both in Waddy Forest) [P12]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow in July 1933 as a "Highlander" and was the Best Dressed Boy [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Won 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
At the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 won 1st prizes for Handwork and Drawing and a 2nd for Writing [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Won 1st prize for Handwork and a 2nd for Writing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 he received a 1st prize for Writing [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Boarding Student at Scotch College in the Perth suburb of Claremont [5: 13-Dec-1935]
After spending his school holidays in Waddy Forest returned to school in Perth on Tuesday 29 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Remained in Waddy Forest due to illness after his May holidays in 1935, not returning to school until 11 May 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Won a 1st prize for Handwork in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
By mid December 1935 he had returned home to Waddy Forest to spend the Christmas school holidays with his parents [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Returned to Waddy Forest for the school holidays on Thursday 14 May 1936, and again in late August 1936 [5: 15-May-1936, 28-Aug-1936]
In 1937 returned to Waddy Forest for Easter and for the May and September school holidays [5: 25-Mar-1937, 7 & 28-May-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Won 1st prize for Child Studies in the Amateur Photography section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
He was the Best Dressed Boy at the Waddy Forest Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in 1938 [0: image 03711]
Trooper in the local 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Militia Unit in 1940 [0: image 04022]
Enlisted in the Australian Army at Canning Weir WA on 17 December 1940 [16]
Trooper W1995 in the Australian Army's 25 Cavalry Regiment during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 October 1942; enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 October 1942 [16]
Warrant Officer 429714 in the Royal Australian Air Force's RAF Cranfield during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 23 January 1946 [16]
Farmer in Waddy Forest [P12]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in the 1940s and 1950s [0: images 04509 & 04668]
Committee Member and Vice President of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1946-1951 [150] [4: 7-Apr-1951
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Edith Maude GREENWOOD at the Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah on 5 April 1947 [5: 19-Apr-1947]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1950-51 [4: 9-Dec-1950]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club 1950-1959 [0: image 04558] [4: 24-Jul-1959]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers' Union of WA in 1950 and 1951 [4: 18-Mar-1950 & 7-Apr-1951]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was their Auditor in 1951 [4: 21-Apr-1951]
Patron of the Coorow Junior Farmers' Club in 1952 [0: image 04635]
Served on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the Coorow Ward from 1958 to 1961 [7: page 112]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Husband of Olive [P12]
Died 4 March 2001 [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 23 March 1921:
Births - McGILP - On March 18, at Nurse Harvey's Private Home, the wife of Angus A. McGilp, of Waddy Waddy, Coorow - a son."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alexander McDougall McGilp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alexander-mcdougall-mcgilp [sources]




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