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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Alf" Alfred SAUNTER

Born 8 July 1893 in Brightling, Sussex, England [16] [20]
Son of Stephen SAUNTER and Harriet MASKELL [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents and siblings George, John, Albert, Charlotte and Caroline in Brightling, Sussex, England [20]
Married Lily Ellen HALLETT in 1919 [21]
Farmhand in England [70]
Departed London with his wife and son on the Balranald and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 November 1923 [70]
In 1925 he was working as a Teamster near Bolgart [50]
Tractor Drover, Farmhand and Labourer in Carnamah 1928-1939 [6] [19] [50]
At one time worked for A. Lancelot SHANNON on Racine Farm in Carnamah[50]
In 1933 he was employed as a farmhand by John BOWMAN on The Home Farm in Carnamah [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1932-33 season [5: 21-Oct-1932]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1933-34 season [4: 9-Dec-1933]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues" [5: 11-Oct-1935, 29-Nov-1935]
Along with his wife and son returned to Carnamah during the third weekend of February 1935 after a holiday at Dongara [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Attended the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
     He was obviously a returned solider as he won the "Old Soldier's Handicap" race, and also won "The Old Buffers Race" [5]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who played against the Carnamah Cricket Club for the opening of the 1936-37 season [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Played for the Carnamah Cricket Club in their victorious special match against the "Bulk Handlers" on 11 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Himself, his wife and their son were among those from Carnamah who holidayed at Dongara during January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Sold six pigs at £2/14/4 per head (a total of £16/6/-) through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1938 [13]
Casket carrier at the funeral of Carnamah doctor Cecil Phillip ROSENTHAL on 8 April 1939 at the Winchester Cemetery [5]
In 1942 was living in Mingenew [16]
Father of Tony [0: images 02819, 02859]
Died 15 December 1970; buried Utakarra Cemetery, Geraldton WA [26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alfred Saunter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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