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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Alf" Arthur ALFIERI

Born January 1874 in Stoke Upon Trent, Stafford, England [30: item 3026339]
Son of Charles ALFIERI and Elizabeth Julia MARRINER [33]
Baptised on 21 January 1874 at the Parish Church in Norwood near Stoke Upon Trent in Stafford, England [33]
In 1881 was living with his father at the Norwood Academy, Stoke Upon Trent where his father was a private school headmaster [20]
He was an Apprentice Jeweller with George O. NEAL in Saint Marylebone, London, England in 1891 [20]
During the 1890s left England and migrated to South Australia [20] [69]
Departed South Australia on the Helen Nicoll and arrived in Esperance, Western Australia on 1 August 1895 [69]
Prospector in Ravensthorpe in 1903 [50]
Resided in Ravensthorpe until 1911, and then in the Perth hills locality of Kelmscott in 1912 [6]
Married Kathleen Maud Lilly FALKNER in 1906 in Western Australia [66]
In 1915 was working as a Carpenter and living on Victoria Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe Beach [94]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 7 January 1916 in Blackboy Hill WA; regimental number 4750 [30: item 3026339]
On enlistment was noted as being 5 feet 9½ inches tall, weighing 10 stone with brown hair, medium eyes and a dark complexion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Ulysses on 1 April 1916 [94]
Served as a Private in various units of the Australian Imperial Force's 16th Battalion during the First World War [30]
Most of his service was spent as a Private in the 15th Reinforcements and later the 4th Division Cycling Company [30]
Served honourably in France where he was once wounded and twice injured resulting in three hospitalisations [30]
Received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
After the war returned to Australia on the ship Main and was discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 20 November 1919 [30]
By May 1920 was living at Glen Iris near Bunbury [30]
Orchardist in Glen Iris near Bunbury 1920-1926 [6] [30]
On 9 January 1926 purchased 838 acres of virgin land in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27]
Purchased the farm after inspecting the property with the Midland Railway Company's ranger Frederick C. WOODS [34]
The 838 acres was Lot M1083 of Victoria Location 1935 on the Bunjil Road and cost £586, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer in Carnamah 1928-1934 [6] [19]
In 1932 built a house out of bush timber and whitewashed hessian bags on Lindum Farm near Carnamah [P37]
The house he built on Lindum Farm was for his recently married daughter Doris and son-in-law Bill DRING [P37]
The local newspaper revealed on 15 June 1934 that a parcel had arrived for him at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 15-Jun-1934]
Appears to have sold his farm to Thomas H. PERRY during the 1934-35 financial year [3]
He may have remained in Carnamah as he sold two pigs at 46/6 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd on 8 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Alfieri' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arthur-alfieri [sources]




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