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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Arthur BOOTH

Born 17 July 1914 in Carnamah, Western Australia [16]
Son of George BOOTH and Rose Emma BRIDGES [P213]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1927 [97]
Agent's Assistant in Carnamah in 1935 [6]
Worked for the Carnamah agents representing Elder Smith & Co Ltd for several years ending in November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
In Carnamah he would have worked for Rupert H. LAFFAN until September 1934 and then for William B. SHERIDAN [5: 28-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Came 2nd in the 14-16 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-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 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]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 18-May-1934, 31-May-1935]
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 Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
On Saturday 2 March 1935, while driving his employer William B. SHERIDAN's car, it collided with a fallen tree [5: 8-Mar-1935]
     The accident occurred on the old road on the west side of the railway line a short distance from the Carnamah townsite [5]
     Fortunately he wasn't injured, however the car suffered a shattered wheel, dislocated springing and broken gear housing [5]
Left Carnamah on Tuesday 12 November 1935 and shifted to Perth [5: 15-Nov-1935]
On leaving Carnamah he took up duties working at Elder Smith & Co Ltd's wool store in Fremantle [5: 15-Nov-1935]
While working as a stockman he lived at 25 Burt Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [50]
After spending several months in Carnamah with his parents he returned to Perth on Friday 8 May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
During the year 1936 he left Perth and shifted back to Carnamah where he worked as a Labourer [50]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1936 [5: 29-May-1936, 5 & 26-Jun-1936]
Competed in the Adult's Bike Race held at half-time of the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Himself and Norman R. WATSON motored from Carnamah to Perth on a short visit on Wednesday 19 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
In May 1937, by which time he had left the district, he paid a visit to his parents in Carnamah [5: 28-May-1937, 11-Jul-1937]
     Senior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
     Left Carnamah and returned to Perth accompanied by Leonard R. WATSON of Carnamah over the first weekend of June 1937 [5]
The North Midland Football Association granted him a clearance to leave the Association in June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Married "Billee" Hilda Millicent STOKES in Perth in 1938 [66]
     At his wedding his best man was "Bill" William E. CLARK and his sister Edna BOOTH was one of the bridesmaids [0: image 03716]
     Initially Resided with his wife Billee in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [0: image 03716]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont prior to Enlisteing in the Royal Australian Air Force on 12 June 1941 [16]
     Corporal 45008 in the Darwin Section of the Royal Australian Air Force's SPU during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 24 December 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 10 March 1995; cremated at the crematorium at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Booth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arthur-booth [sources]




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