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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Arthur Henry DARGIN

Born 4 February 1916 in West Leederville, Western Australia [16]
Son of Stanley DARGIN and Sarah Agnes RANFORD [2] [40] [66]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Fremantle prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Navy on 21 July 1934 [16]
Married (1) Lillian Grace PEACOCK in Perth in 1942 [66]
Petty Officer 20243 on the Royal Australian Navy's H.M.A.S. Warramunga during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Navy on 9 August 1946 [16]
Electrician and Proprietor of the Electric Light & Power Station in Three Springs 1948-1956 [19]
Established a Cordial and Soft Drink Factory at the rear of his premises in Three Springs in 1948 [4: 16-Oct-1948]
Married (2) Elizabeth Jean GARNSWORTHY in Perth in 1951 [66]
Died 2 August 1956; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 2, 28) [2]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 16 October 1949:
Three Springs Enterprise
"Included in recent enterprising ventures undertaken by Mr A.H. Dargin, of Three Springs, is the establishment of a modern cordial and soft drink factory at the rear of premises at present used as an electrical and radio shop and power-house to supply the electrical requirements of the town. The  installation of this new plant is now almost complete, and  the proprietor is hopeful of having the factory in production in the very near future. Further, in addition to supplying local requirements, he is confident that the quality of the products to be manufactured will find ready favour with outside customers."

From Occurrence Books of the Carnamah Police Station, Thursday 2 August 1956:
Fatal Traffic Accident
"Telephone message received at about 8:55pm from Arnold Hirst of Coorow advising that there had been a smash between two cars at about 6:30pm 5 miles South of Coorow on the Main Geraldton Highway. Two persons were seriously injured, one being Arthur Dargin of Three Springs. Hirst further advised that the ambulance had attended & returned to Three Springs with those injured.  Constable Bowers advised Carnamah Road Board Secretary A.C. Bierman immediately and he stated he would visit scene tonight and requested that I accompany him. Const. Bowers reports his departure from Station at 9:15pm in company with A.C. Bierman for scene of accident. At Coorow telephoned Const. O'Mara at Three Springs who advised that Arthur Dargin had died on the way to Hospital and that he would report to Inspector Clark and Coroner immediately. A.C. Bierman & Const R. Bowers arrived at scene of accident at about 9:55pm and found vehicles clear of roadway. Ford Customline Sedan Reg. No. TS-32 which was apparently driven by Dargin was extensively damaged and was on the left hand side of the road with nose facing W. The road at this point runs approximately N. & S.. Dargin had been travelling South as R. Bowers had spoken to the man in Carnamah at about 5:05pm and he had asked me if I knew of any person who wanted a lift to Perth. Rover Car Reg. No. 44-262 was on the right hand side of the road with nose pointing approx. E.N.E.. This vehicle was also extensively damaged. The cars were searched & all valuable property that was moveable was removed & returned with Police to Carnamah Police Station. The collision had occurred on a bend that is in a hollow. Const. Bowers returned to Station at 11:50pm and will return to scene of accident early am on 3rd August after receiving telephone message from R. O'Mara Three Springs on condition of other accident victims."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Henry Dargin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 April 2024 from [reference list]

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