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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Aubrey Douglas ROBENS

Born 1884 in Petersham, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Son of Thomas ROBENS and Mary Rebecca Jane JEFFRIES [32]
Saddler and was living with his parents at 375 Parramatta Road in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt in 1902 [30: item 8035267]
Enlisted with the Commonwealth Contingent for service in South Africa in Sydney on 14 January 1902 [30: item 8035267]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 8 inches tall and had brown eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion [30]
     Embarked for active service in South Africa on 18 February 1902 and returned to Australia on 11 August 1902 [30]
     Trooper 167 in the 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse in South Africa during the Boer War in 1902 [30]
Farmhand for CARDNELL Bros on Nomans Farm in Narrogin in 1916 [50]
Married Lily Elizabeth KNAPP in Perth in 1916 [66]
Later in 1916 he was working as a Labourer and living with his wife at 9 Coolgardie Street in the Perth suburb of West Perth [50]
Farmhand for John H. RANKINE on New Brunswick Farm in Carnamah in 1917 [50]
     New Brunswick was one of a number of Ready-Made Farms developed and sold by the Midland Railway Company [34]
Labourer in Narrogin and then Kondinin in 1925 [50]
Labourer in the Perth suburb of Gosnells in 1936 and 1937 [50]
Labourer of 172 Brisbane Street in North Perth in 1943 [50]
By 1954 he was a pensioner and living on Highbury Road in the Narrogin townsite[50]
Member of the Narrogin Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers' League [30: item 8035267]
Died 22 August 1973; buried at the Narrogin Cemetery in Narrogin, Western Australia (Anglican, ZK, 14) [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Aubrey Douglas Robens' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/aubrey-douglas-robens [sources]




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