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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Clarrie" Clarence Thomas MCCONKEY

Born 12 July 1901 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Thomas Christopher McCONKEY and Caroline MILLS [15]
Grew up in Northampton, Western Australia [P55]
Educated at school in Northampton and at Isseka [P55]
Married "Florrie" Florence ATKINSON on 6 September 1927 at the Holy Trinity Church in Northampton [P55]
Worked as a farmhand and then on the railways [P55]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 25 June 1941 [16]
Sergeant W36559 in Australian Army's Reinforcements Cooks Pool during the Second World War [16]
During the war served within Western Australia as a cook with the Australian Army [P55]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 7 December 1944 [16]
After the war resumed working on the railways and continued doing so until shifting to Winchester [P55]
Share-farming with his brothers-in-law in Winchester 1949-1955 [P55]
Along with his wife and son Neville resided with Jim and Gus ATKINSON on their Winchester farm [P55]
Travelled to the Winchester General Store once a week to purchase supplies and on occasion went to the Carnamah Hotel [P55]
His daughter Lila didn't live with them in Winchester however visited for holidays while his son Clarence worked in Carnamah [P55]
Along with his wife and son Neville left Winchester in 1955 and shifted to Geraldton where he grew tomatoes [P55]
Prior to leaving spent about a month cutting stakes for the tomatoes on the farm Tom WHITE had purchased from HAYWOODs [P55]
Later retired to Perth, and resided of late in the Perth suburb of Cannington[P55] [2]
Father of Lila, Clarence and Neville [P55]
Died 21 October 1983; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZI, 395)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clarence Thomas McConkey' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clarence-thomas-mcconkey [reference list]




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