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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Eric" Arthur John Eric BRIDGE

Born 28 February 1912 in Maylands, Western Australia [16]
Son of Percy Thomas BRIDGE and Ida Esther MILLER-HEIMANN [39: 3-Oct-1942]
After spending the school holidays with his parents in Mingenew he returned to Guildford by train on 20 September 1927 [4: 24-Sep-1927]
Office Assistant of Victoria Street in Mingenew [50]
Member of the Mingenew Golf Club in 1931 and 1932 [4: 29-Aug-1931, 28-May-1932]
Member of the Mingenew-Yandanooka Cricket Club in 1931-32 [4: 12-Dec-1931]
Competed in the North Midland Districts Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 20, 21 and 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     With George S. IRONSIDE of Mingenew won the Men's Handicap Doubles portion of the Tournament, which had 72 entries [5]
Member of the Mingenew Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 6-Dec-1935, 5-Mar-1937]
Member of the Mingenew Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society (M.U.O.F.S.) in 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
     Attended the Half Yearly Installation of Officers of the Carnamah Lodge of the M.U.O.F.S. in Carnamah on 19 October 1936 [5]
Attended the Official Opening of the Three Springs Golf Club's new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5]
     He and Three Springs farmer Evander W. FRANKLIN won the Men's Foursomes competition at the opening [5: 28-May-1937]
Secretary of the Victoria Districts Golf Association in 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Mary J. STEPHEN of Arrino and Mingenew at the Mingenew Cemetery on 15 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 2 September 1940 [16]
     Flying Officer 17601 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 78 Operational Base Unit during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 23 November 1945 [16]
Married Doris May YORK, of Watheroo and previously of Carnamah, in Perth in 1943 [66] [P289]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Lynwood [2]
Died 13 October 1980; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (IC Section, Niche Wall, W2, 43) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur John Eric Bridge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 6 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arthur-john-eric-bridge  [ sources ]




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