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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Chris" Cecil Redvers POTTER

Born 25 October 1900 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England [16]
Farmhand in England [70]
Departed London, England on the steamship Moreton Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 20 June 1924 [70]
Labourer in Carnamah in 1927 and 1928 [19]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Balranald and arrived in Southampton, England on 5 March 1928 [204]
Resided at Erchfant in Devizes, Wiltshire, England and after three and a half months he returned to Western Australia [204]
Departed London, England on the steamship Barrabool and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 July 1928 [63]
Labourer in Carnamah 1928-1940 [19]
Farmhand in Carnamah for C. Richard BATTY, Hans HENNING-TVERMOES and Thomas H. PERRY [P243]
The local newspaper reported on the 17 November 1933 that there was a parcel for him at the Carnamah railway station [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Married "Glad" Gladys Esther DONOVAN at 4 p.m. on Saturday 27 January 1934 at Saint Paul's Church in West Perth [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Paid £1 in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for killing two foxes [300: page 42]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
In 1937 he was living with his wife and children in a house on Hans HENNING-TVERMOES' Killawarra Farm near Carnamah [278]
Employee of the Carnamah District Road Board 1938-1940 [P243]
On 2 December 1940 was farewelled at the Carnamah Football Club's rooms prior to leaving Carnamah for Army camp [0: images 03964]
Left Carnamah on 3 December 1940 having enlisted in the Australian Army [0: images 03961 & 03964]
Served in North Africa and Papa New Guinea with the 2/16 Division in the Australian Army during the Second World War [P243]
Was later Sergeant WX9657 in the Australian Army's 1 Australian Corp Reception Camp [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 December 1944 [16]
Returned to Carnamah and was once again worked for the Carnamah District Road Board 1945-1962 [P243]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in 1946 [53]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1958 [13]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1947 [0: image 04467]
Gatekeeper for the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1952 [0: image 04635]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £2.6.0 [53]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1954 [0: image 04734]
Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13]
Vice Patron of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1959-1967 [58]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club [P243]
Resided in Niven Crescent, Carnamah for many years [P243]
Resided in Carnamah until at least 1970 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Father of Esther and John [P243]
Died 13 December 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5B, Ground Niche, 81) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cecil Redvers Potter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 April 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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