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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Andy" Andrew Henry THOMPSON

Born 1892 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Son of "George" Walter George THOMPSON and Jane BRUCE [32]
Served a five year apprenticeship with a blacksmith [30: item 1832135]
In 1916 he was working as a Farrier and living with his parents at 20 Collins Street in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [50]
Passed as fit for active service in the Australian Imperial Force in Kalgoorlie on 5 October 1916 [30: item 1832135]
     Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Blackboy Hill on 30 October 1916 [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 140 pounds and had blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion [30]
     After training in Victoria he was appointed on 5 November 1917 to 10M section of the Australian Army Ordnance Corps [30]
     Embarked from Adelaide, South Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A30 Borda on 5 January 1918 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England and after further training proceeded to France on 24 September 1918 [30]
     Private 27 in the Australian Imperial Force's Australian Army Ordnance Corps in France during the First World War [30]
     Embarked from England on the H.T. Takada and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 29 August 1919 [30]
     His brother Frederick also served in the Australian Army Ordnance Corps and also returned to Australia on the Takada [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 21 September 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Blacksmith in Busselton until 1925 [50]
Blacksmith in Doodlakine 1925-1932 [6] [50]
Blacksmith at the Farm Service Station at 17 Macpherson Street in Carnamah in 1934 and 1935 [5: 16-Feb-1934, 13-Dec-1935] [6] [19]
     The Farm Service Station was owned by Ivan JOHNSON and was situated on the back half of 17 Macpherson Street [P1]
     Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
     Also attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
     Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
     Attended the Annual R.S.L. General Meeting and Smoke Social in Carnamah on Thursday 8 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
     On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
     Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
     Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
     Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
     On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
     Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
     Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery in August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
     Reported in the local newspaper to have killed a snake in the Carnamah townsite in February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
     Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Reds" [5: 11-Oct-1935]
     Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
     Left Carnamah on 11 December 1935 and shifted to Three Springs to work for blacksmiths Thomas & Attrill [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Blacksmith in Trayning in 1936 [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Wembley [2]
Died 3 November 1942; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, KA, 409) [2]

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

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