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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Charles Maxwell TOM

Born 1898 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia [30] [32]
Son of Arthur William Edward TOM and "Jean" Jeanie SIMPSON [30] [32]
Clerk of Eastcliff at 22 Ocean Road in Manly, New South Wales, Australia in 1916 [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force with his parents consent at the Show Ground in Sydney on 19 July 1916 [30: item 8391942]
Gave his father Arthur W. E. TOM as next of kin, his address also being 22 Ocean Road in Manly, New South Wales [18] [30]
On enlistment he was 5 feet 5¾ inches tall, weighed 137 pounds, and had blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
Embarked from Sydney, New South Wales for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916 [18]
Disembarked in Devonport, England and after training at Codford, Wiltshire, England proceeded to France on  23 January 1918 [30]
Private 3246 in the Australian Imperial Force's 13th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
Following the end of hostilities he embarked Devonport, England on his return to Australia on the Beltana on 2 June 1919 [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force in Sydney on 28 August 1919; received the British War Medal and Victory Medal [30]
Married Flora Cecilia Blanche MOORE in 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [32]
On 5 November 1929 purchased 2,504 acres of land from Hannah S. S. NEILSON at Five Gums in Western Australia [27]
The 2,504 acres was Lot M1774 of Victoria Locations 2021 and 2022 on the west side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [27] [62]
The property had been taken up in 1928 for £1252 (10/- an acre), and had instalments owing to the Midland Railway Company [27]
Farmer at Five Gums near Carnamah 1930-1935 [19] [27]
In February 1930 purchased a Standard 30 cwt truck from Carnamah Ford dealer Rupert LAFFAN [4: 8-Feb-1930]
During the next month, in March 1930, purchased a Fordson tractor from local Ford dealer Rupert LAFFAN [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
The Midland Railway Company rescinded the sale on his Lot M1774 on 19 June 1935, and re-sold it to Nelson M. MORTON [27]
Died 22 July 1953 in Hurtsville, New South Wales, Australia [20] [32]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Maxwell Tom' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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