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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Arthur William REIDY

Born 3 March 1907 in Boulder, Western Australia [16]
Son of Daniel Joseph REIDY and Margaret CROSS [166]
Received his initial education in New Norcia [166]
Later resided with his parents in Watheroo, where his father was a Farmer [166]
     He and his sister Laura were admitted as students of the Watheroo State School on 24 March 1914 [166]
     Member of the Watheroo Cricket Club in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
     From 1926-27 his father owned a Ford car containing number-plate M-169 licensed with the Moora Road Board [325]
     He resided in Watheroo until shifting to Carnamah [4: 19-May-1930]
Store Assistant in Carnamah 1929-1931 [19] [50]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
     Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1929 and a Social Committee Member in 1930 [4: 6-Jul-1929] [86: 15-Mar-1930]
     He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 8 August 1929 as "Parcel Express Delivery" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social and Wind-Up at the Carnamah Hall on 7 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
     Received the Rocchi Medal for being the Carnamah Football Club's Best Placed Man  for the 1929 season [4: 14-Sep-1929]
     Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
     Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
     Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1929-30 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
     Sang in the new year of 1930 with Auld Lang Syne at the Church of England's Dance at the Carnamah Hall [86: 4-Jan-1930]
     Along with his wife-to-be was tendered a Kitchen Gift Evening on 6 May 1930 in the Carnamah Hall [4: 19-May-1930]
     Married "Mary" Ida Mary GORDON in May 1930 in Perth [4: 19-May-1930]
     Following their marriage they returned to Carnamah on 24 May 1930 where they intended to "settle down" [4: 31-May-1930]
     His sister Laura attended the Carnamah Show Ball on 18 September 1930 in a frock of coral crepe de chine [4: 4-Oct-1930]
     Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1930-31 [4: 25-Oct-1930]
     By mid 1931 he had left Carnamah [4: 6-Jun-1931]
In 1931 obtained a clearance from the North Midlands Football Association to transfer to the Moora Rovers Football Club [4: 6-Jun-1931]
Obviously returned to Watheroo as he was a member of the Watheroo Football Club in 1932 and 1933 [9: 14-Apr-1933]
In 1936 he was working as a Shop Assistant and living at 11 Hamilton Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [50]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco until enlisting in the Australian Army on 18 October 1940 [16]
     Lance Corporal WX8557 in the Australian Army's 2/6 Field Park Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 12 February 1946; had been a Prisoner of War [16]
Shop Assistant of 69 Hay Street, Perth in 1946 [61]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bedford [2]
Died 10 October 1993; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, Niche Wall, W1, 49) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur William Reidy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arthur-william-reidy [reference list]




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