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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Loy" / "Lloyd" Aloysius Gerald NOLAN

Born 8 August 1916 in Perth, Western Australia [98]
Son of Charles Aloysius NOLAN [98]
Student at the Kununoppin State School in Kununoppin in 1925 [98]
Boarding Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from February 1926 until the end of 1929 [98] [215]
He was listed as a prospective student in applications to reopen the closed Coorow State School in January 1930 [215]
His father had died on 30 June 1929 [24] and in the school application his guardian was listed as his brother Denis J. NOLAN [215]
He appears to have resided with his elder brother Denis in Coomberdale in early 1930 [86: 10-Feb-1930]
In early February 1930 he was camping with his brother Denis on the coast at Sandy Point [86: 10-Feb-1930]
     After fishing he left ahead of his brother for their camp but became tired so layed down in some scrub and went to sleep [86]
     When he woke up he couldn't find his way to their camp but in the meantime a search party had begun looking for him [86]
     He was found heading towards Dandaragan and taken back to their camp [86]
Following its reopening he attended the Coorow State School in Coorow from 10 February 1930 to 22 December 1931 [215]
     The teacher of the school was his sister Eileen F. NOLAN [73]
     During this time he probably resided with his aunt Mrs Mary A. SACHSE and uncle Herbert F. SACHSE [215]
     His aunt and uncle were living on his late father's Monomeath Farm in Coorow [215]
     In his father's will he had been bequeathed Monomeath Farm in Coorow and the residual of his father's estate [3] [39: 22-Oct-1929]
     The farm, Lot M1046 of Victoria Location 2023, was leased to a few people before being sold to Donald MCDONALD in 1940-41 [3]
He left the Coorow State School at the end of 1931 to attend college in 1932 [215] but appears to have returned to Coorow in 1934 [5]
     Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club’s Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
     Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
     Attended the Annual Meeting of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Football Club on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
     Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
     Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club’s Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Married Jean Isobel FLEAY in 1940 [66]
Resided in Kojunup prior to enlisting in the Australian Army in Perth on 27 December 1942 [16]
     Private WX36169 in the Australian Army's W C Prov Coy during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 10 May 1943 [16]
Shearer in Kojonup and Cunderdin for many years [50]
His wife passed away at the age of 50 on 23 November 1968 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Forrestfield [2]
Died 16 August 1981; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, PD, 272) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Aloysius Gerald Nolan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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