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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Arthur John FARRELL

Born 12 November 1918 in Carnamah, Western Australia [16]
Son of Patrick FARRELL and Jessie NEBRONG [5: 25-Aug-1944] [30: item 6452828] [243]
Resided in Arrino [39: 11-Apr-1938]
     Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37[5: 15-Nov-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
     Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 26-Jun-1936, 14-May-1937] [144]
     In 1938 he was one of the best players within the North Midlands Football Association [120: 27-Apr-1939]
     Competed in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Boxing Tournaments held at the Carnamah Hall on 2 April 1938 and 1 July 1938 [39]
           On 2 April 1938 he fought in the main bout against Tommy WATSON of Carnamah, which resulted in a draw [39: 11-Apr-1938]
           At the tournament on 1 July he was knocked out in the second round by Mervyn T. C. KLOPPER of Three Springs [39: 21-Jul-1938]
     He'd left Arrino by early 1939 which contributed to Arrino's difficulty in fielding a football team for the 1939 season [120: 27-Apr-1939]
Farmhand in Yandanooka in 1939 [86: 3-Jan-1939]
     He was a passenger in a truck that collided with a car on the Perth-Geraldton Road near Three Springs on 1 January 1939 [86]
     When news of the accident reached Three Springs the local doctor, hospital matron and police constable rushed to the scene [86]
     With facial and body abrasions he was conveyed to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on a truck [86: 3-Jan-1939]
Farmhand in Carnamah [30: item 6452828]
     Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1939 [0: image 03857]
     Member of the Inering Cricket Club in 1941 [0: image 04060]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in the Perth suburb of Claremont on 27 February 1942 [30: item 6452828]
     His address was the Goldfields Hostel at 1 James Street in Perth and his next of kin was his father Patrick FARRELL [30:]
     Upon enlistment he was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall with black hair and a dark complexion [30]
     After training at Northam and Wanneroo he served abroad on Morotai Island, Tarakan Island and in Japan [30]
     Private WX19906 in the Australian Army's 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16] [30]
     Embarked from Townsville, Queensland, Australia for active service abroad on the General Bulner on 8 April 1945 [30]
     Disembarked from the General Bulner on Morotai Island in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) on 16 April 1945 [30]
     Six days later, on 22 April 1945, he embarked from Morotai Island on the Westralia for service on Tarakan Island [30]
     He served for seven months on Tarakan Island, which was is off the coast of Borneo and was also part of the Dutch East Indies [30]
     Embarked from Tarakan Island on the Burdikin and disembarked on Morotai Island two days later on 24 November 1945 [30]
     Served for three months on Morotai Island, and was appointed Lance Corporal on 24 December 1945 [30]
     Embarked from Morotai Island on the Paching Victory and disembarked in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan on 23 February 1946 [30]
     Appointed Lance Corporal on 24 December 1945 and promoted to Corporal on 28 October 1946 [30]
     Embarked from Kure, Japan on the Kanimela and disembarked in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 16 December 1946 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Army in Perth on 7 February 1947 [30]
     He had served for 1,807 days with 1,144 days of service in Australia and 617 days of service overseas [30]
Married Elizabeth DALGETY in Perth in 1947 [66]
     Resided in Arrino in 1948 [91]
     Railway Repairer / Railway Fettler in Three Springs 1949-1962 [19] [91]
     His daughters attended the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [98]
Labourer in Mingenew in 1964 [19]
Father of Fay, Doreen, Barbara, Noleen, Yvonne, Elizabeth and Kerry [91]
Died 16 November 1978; buried at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Row 112, Plot 3) [29]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur John Farrell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

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