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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Bryan Edward GELL

Born 5 September 1927 in Cunderdin, Western Australia [39: 10-Sep-1927]
Son of Richard Dickson GELL and Irene Arikia EDWARDS [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Resided in Carnamah with his parents and brother Murray [5: 12-Jan-1934]
     They lived in the bank manager's house adjoining the Bank of New South Wales at 15 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [19]
Performed in the children's Elocution Concert held in Carnamah on Thursday 27 July 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1934-1937 [4: 14-Jul-1934] [97]
Won the 7-8 years Boys Running Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Winner of the 8 years Boys Running Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 dressed as "Minties" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Travelled to Perth with his mother in mid January 1935 to undergo an operation[5: 24-Jan-1936]
Came 2nd in the 7-8 years Boys Race at the R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     He won the 9 Years Boys Running Race and tied for 1st place in the 8 & 9 Years Boys Sack Race [5]
     Together himself and Charles D. CLARK won the 8 & 9 Years Boys Siamese Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Sailor" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
From Perth he returned to Carnamah by car as a passenger with local farmer Roger W. CLARK on 21 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Competed at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 29 March 1937 [5]
     Won the 8-10 Years Boys Running Race and came 2nd in the Under 12 Boys All-Fours Race [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     With Donald H. C. BRADY came 2nd in the 9 to 11 Years Boys Three Legged Race during the children's sports [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5: 14-May-1937]
Sang at the Community Concert held at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
     Himself and "Bill" K. Thomas SHERIDAN as "Sundowners" sang a song which earned them 2nd place in Juvenile Content [5]
With his brother did an impersonation of locals Mr GALLAGHER and Mr SHEAHAN at the 1939 Community Concert [0: image 03856]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Played the piano at some of the dances held in Carnamah in 1941 [0: image 03997]
Boarding Student at Christian Brothers College in Geraldton in 1942 [0: image 04077]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1945 [0: image 04339]
Spent Easter in 1947 in Carnamah farewelling his many friends [0: image 04456]
In 1949 he was a student and was living with his parents at 15 Langsford Street in the Perth suburb of Claremont [50]
He worked as a school teacher and later as a headmaster/principal [50]
In 1954 he and his wife were living at 70 Brookman Street in Kalgoorlie [50]
They were at 17 McKinley Street in Collie in 1958 and at 56 Lawley Crescent in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley in 1963 [50]
In 1968 they were living at 9 Knight Street in the Bunbury suburb of Withers and in 1972 were at 22 South Street in Dalwallinu [50]
Later resided at 82 Connell Avenue in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [50]
Died 24 December 1986; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]

From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 10 September 1927:
Births. "Gell (nee Edwards) — On September 5, at Cunderdin Hospital, to the wife of R. D. Gell, Bank of New South Wales — a son."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bryan Edward Gell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from [reference list]

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