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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Robbie" Beresford Fisher ROBERTS

Born 24 February 1911 in Subiaco, Western Australia
Son of "Fred" Frederick William ROBERTS and Margaret RETALLACK [P485]
Initially resided with his parents on WA's Eastern Goldfields, where his father prospected for gold to finance buying farmland [P485]
Travelled to England with his parents, elder brother Montague and elder sister Olive [203]
They departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Osterley and arrived in London, England on 24 May 1912 [204]
After nine months his father departed London on the steamship Orontes for Fremantle, Western Australia on 28 February 1913 [203]
Seven months later he departed London, England with his mother, brother and sister on the steamship Orama on 10 October 1913 [203]
They arrived on the steamship Orama in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 November 1913 [70]
In 1921 his farther purchased virgin land at Waddy Forest, between Coorow and Latham [27]
Resided with her parents on Treverry Farm in Waddy Forest [P485]
He later returned to England in 1940 married Eileen Mary BRAIN in Gloucestershire, England [21]
During the Second World War he served with the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force [338]
He and his wife departed London, England on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia in August 1946 [338]
They lived at 29 Mars Street in the Perth suburb of Carlisle and he worked as a Fitter's Assistant [50], before returning to England [203]
His wife and son Kenneth departed Fremantle on the steamship Orcades and arrived in London, England on 29 November 1949 [204]
In England his wife gave birth to another two children before her death at the age of 40 years in 1957 [21]
His last address in England was 39 Kelmscote Road in Coundon, County Durham [203]
Along with his two sons he departed London, England on the steamship Stratheden on 22 April 1958 [203]
After a voyage of exactly one month they arrived on the Stratheden in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 May 1958 [338]
Their intended address following their arrival was his father's home at 1 Hogarth Street in the Perth suburb of Cannington [338]
His daughter remained with relatives in England while his sister Patricia and sister-in-law Betty each cared for one of his sons [P485]
He was working as a Sprayer and living at 79 Langler Street in the Perth suburb of East Victoria Park in 1968 and 1972 [50]
In 1977 he was living at 485 May Street in Perth and in 1980 he was at 156A Odin Road in the Perth suburb of Innaloo [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe [2]
Father of Kenneth, Brian and Barbara [21] [203] [204]
Died 9 September 1985 [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Beresford Fisher Roberts' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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