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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Bevan John GREGORY

Born 27 December 1903 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Son of Edward Albert GREGORY and Ethel Alice TILLY [55]
Grew up in North Kilkerran, South Australia and later resided in Moonta, South Australia [P77]
General Carrier in South Australia - was a carrier of livestock, grain, machinery, groceries/supplies and also alcohol to hotels [P77]
Married (1) Mollie Agnes Blanche Durell GREGORY on 24 October 1921 in South Australia [55]
Husband of (2) Muriel Florence [P155]
In 1951 transported Bill HEINRICH's machinery from South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia [P77]
After unloading their machinery sold his truck and trailer and purchased farmland in Carnamah from Norman R. WATSON [P77]
The farmland totalled 873 acres and was Lot M1082 of Victoria Location 1935 [3]
After buying the farm travelled to Perth and sold his other two trucks equipped with semi trailers [P77]
Returned to South Australia, purchased a small truck and shifted to Carnamah, Western Australia around April 1951 [P77]
Wheat and Sheep Farmer in Carnamah 1951-1957 [60] [P23]
His home on the farm was telephone number Carnamah-11W [60]
In addition to farming his own 873 acres he also share-cropped part of LEISHMAN Bros' Gregorfields Farm in Winchester [P77]
Committee Member and Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1952-1957 [13] [58]
In 1957 sold his farm in Carnamah to Lionel C. and Brenda M. HEINRICH of South Australia [3]
Appears to have remained in Carnamah after selling the farm [19]
In 1959 purchased a house on an eight acre block just west of Carnamah town from James ARMSTRONG [3]
The eight acre block was Gov Lot 77 on Yarra Yarra Road (later part of the Carnamah-Eneabba Road) [3]
His new home in Carnamah was telephone number Carnamah-62 [60]
Appears to have remained in Carnamah until 1961 [60] and then purchased a small farm just north of Three Springs [P77]
Farmer in Three Springs [P77]
On leaving Three Springs he shifted to Perth, and resided of late in the Perth suburb of Innaloo [2] [P77]
Father of Harold John, Jean Elizabeth and Ruth Alice [55]
Double first cousin once removed of Coorow farmer Milton Jabez TILLY; and double second cousin of Jill TILLY of Carnamah [P8]
Died 30 November 1975; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 8, 104) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bevan John Gregory' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/bevan-john-gregory [reference list]




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