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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Arthur Walter PETTIT

Born 22 April 1918 in Three Springs, Western Australia [16]
Son of George William PETTIT and Mary Ann PASCOE [P2]
Resided with his parents and later widowed mother in Three Springs until just before the Second World War [P2]
Baptised by Alex W. JAMES of the north Midlands Methodist Mission on 13 October 1918 [84]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Member of the Three Springs Boy Scouts in 1930 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1933 and 1936 [5: 8-Sep-1933, 10-Apr-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 25-Jan-1935, 1-Nov-1935, 12-Feb-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 24-May-1935, 22-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 24-Jan-1936, 27-Nov-1936]
Competitor in the Boxing Tournament conducted by the local R.S.L. in Three Springs on Saturday 18 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Attended his brother Ken's 21st birthday Social & Dance held at their home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 October 1940 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 29101 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 120 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 December 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park [2]
Died 3 July 1949; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, IA, 599) [2]
His baptism record gave his date of birth as 27 April [84]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Walter Pettit' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arthur-walter-pettit [sources]




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