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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alfred John MORT

Born 31 December 1900 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of William Samuel MORT and Mary Jane MARRIOTT [15]
In 1925 he was working a Picture Framer and was living with his parents at 28 Clarence Street in the Perth suburb of Highgate [50]
Himself and James Henry ADDICOAT Jnr purchased 2,568 acres of virgin land in Carnamah on 18 January 1926 [27]
The 2,568 acres was Lot M1613 of Victoria Location 2023 and was purchased from the Midland Railway Company for £1,220 [27]
Farmer in Carnamah in 1926 [19] [27]
On 6 February 1926 himself and James Henry ADDICOAT Jnr purchased two blocks in the Carnamah townsite for £24 [27]
The two townsite blocks were 24 and 26 Caron Street, Carnamah (Lots 56 and 57 of Victoria Location 1936) [27]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1926 [9: 9-Jul-1926]
Later in 1926 he appears to have sold his share in the farm to James H. ADDICOAT Snr and Francis W. ADDICOAT [27]
He appears to have also sold to Francis W. ADDICOAT his share in the two blocks on Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite [61]
Married Muriel Joy DEVONSHIRE in Perth in 1933 [66]
In 1936 he was a Picture Framer and was living at 26 Dundas Road in the Perth suburb of Maylands [50]
Resided in Perth prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth on 10 November 1942 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 82437 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 17 Repair and Servicing Unit during World War Two [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 14 December 1945 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 31 October 1980; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, HC, 290) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alfred John Mort' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alfred-john-mort [reference list]




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