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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Arthur Septimus TIMMS

Born 11 August 1897 in Ararat, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Edward Matthew TIMMS and Selina Jane CONDUT [54]
Married Nellie Frances TURNER [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Employee of the Shell Oil Company in Ballidu and then in Bunbury for two years before being transferred to Carnamah [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Transferred to Carnamah in July 1933 to succeed Norman SOMERS as superintendent of the local Shell Oil Company depot [5]
Superintendent / Manager of the Shell Oil Company depot in Carnamah from 1933 to 1939 [5: 7-Jul-1933] [6]
In 1933 the Shell Oil Company depot in Carnamah closed at noon on Thursdays but was open to 5 p.m. on Saturdays [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Resided with his wife and sons in the Shell Oil Company manager's house in Carnamah [P448]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - on the School Board in 1933 and Committee in 1935 [5: 18-Aug-1933, 5-Jul-1935]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1933-34 season [4: 9-Dec-1933]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
Along with his wife and children spent a holiday at Dongara Beach around February of 1934 [5: 9-Mar-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
While spending a holiday at North Beach in 1935 he was hospitalised for six days after being bitten by a red back spider [5: 7-Jun-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935, Committee Member in 1936 and Treasurer in 1937 [5: 7-Jun-1935, 27-Mar-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
     At the wind-up of the Carnamah Golf Club's 1937 season he received both the President's Trophy and the Leslie Trophy [5: 17-Sep-1937]
He was on annual leave in October 1935, during which time he was relieved by a Mr H. BROWN [5: 4 & 11-Oct-1935]
Donated the Hidden Number Prize for the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association's Card Evening on 17 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
After being a beginner at golf in 1935 he won the Carnamah Golf Club's largely attended Opening Day on 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
With wife and sons spent his October 1936 annual leave in Perth, during which he was relieved by John H. BEILBY [5: 23 & 30-Oct-1936]
During his annual leave his reliever John H. BIEBY was hospitalised with influenza and he was relieved by Mr H. BROWN [5]
Played for "The Rest" of non-cricketers who defeated the Carnamah Cricket Club's B team on Sunday 14 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Coronation Celebrations Committee in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth on 12 May [5]
Pro Tem Acting Secretary of the Carnamah Golf Club in June 1937, during the absence of the Acting Secretary [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Travelled to Perth on 23 September 1937 to spend a portion of his annual leave [5: 24-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1937-38 - played for Carnamah Reds [5: 24-Dec-1937]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1937-1940 [5: 22-Jan-1937] [13] [58]
Steward to allot space for the side-shows at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Show on 9 September 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1939 [0: image 03790]
Along with his wife and children left Carnamah in 1939 upon being transferred to Kellerberrin [P448]
During their time in Kellerberrin they saw Ian T. M. FORRESTER of Carnamah while he was courting Bonnie M. STONE [P448]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 14 June 1940 [96]
Resided in Katanning prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 9 January 1942[16]
     Private W22016 in the Australian Army's Bulk Issue Patrol and Oil Depot during the Second World War [16]
He worked for the Shell Oil Company until his retirement [P448]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Wembley [2]
Father of Arthur, Lindsay and Ian [0: image 03296]
Died 13 June 1980; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 26, 35) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Septimus Timms' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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