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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Basil Vernon CHAPMAN

Born 24 September 1901 in Donnybrook, Western Australia [16]
Son of Thomas CHAPMAN and Lydia MARSH [15]
Grew up in Donnybrook, where his father was a farmer [6]
Purchased 835 acres of virgin land in Carnamah-Winchester for 20/- an acre from the Midland Railway Company on 22 July 1922 [27]
The 835 acres was Lot M1085 of Victoria Location 1938 and cost a total of £835/18/9, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
During the same month his cousin Frederick A. CHANDLER purchased the adjacent Lot M1084 [27]
Farmer in Carnamah-Winchester 1922-1929 [19] [27]
In 1924 his brother Joseph CHAPMAN purchased their cousin Frederick A. CHANDLER's farm in Carnamah-Winchester [27]
Sold his partially paid off 838 farm in Carnamah-Winchester to Quentin H. JAMES on 20 January 1930 [27]
Married Jessie M. CRUTE in 1931 [66]
He was living in Lowden when he enlisted in Donnybrook's local Volunteer Defence Corps in 1942 [16]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Basil Vernon Chapman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from [sources]

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