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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Dick" / "Richard" Claude Richard BATTY

Born 12 February 1897 in Whitstable, Kent, England [132]
Son of Claude BATTY and Frances Lavinia RUCK [24]
In 1901 was living with his parents and sister Minnie at 54 Victoria Street in Whitstable, Kent, England [20]
Departed London, England with his parents and sister Minnie on the steamship Orvieto on 17 February 1911 [203]
After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the steamship Orvieto in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 March 1911 [70]
Served in the Royal Imperial Navy during the First World War [5: 3-Nov-1933, 30-Oct-1936]
He may have farmed in Arrino with his father in the early 1920s [--]
In the early 1920s his father was the owner and farmer of 100 acres in Arrino (Victoria Location 3748) [6] [44]
His mother died in Arrino in April 1922 after being thrown from a cart and was among the first to be buried in the Arrino Cemetery [24]
Farmer in Carnamah 1923-1938 [6] [7: page 66] [8]
     In 1923 acquired through the Soldier Settlement Scheme 1,369 acres of farmland on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [7: page 66] [8]
     His farm, Lot 7 of the Inering Estate, was situated between the Carnamah-Perenjori and Back Inering Roads [62]
Extended his farm to a total of 2,892 acres with two purchases of land from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     On 28 October 1925 purchased the 823 acre Lot M1028 of Victoria Locations 1935 and 2023 [27]
     On 12 November 1925 purchased the 700 acre Lot M1027 of Victoria Location 1935 [27]
     The two lots, situated on the south side of Back Inering Road, cost a total of £691, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Obtained the telephone in 1925 - was telephone number Inering-5A and later number Inering-7 [60]
Married Mary Alice ROBINSON in Perth in 1926 [66]
In 1927-28 he had a Chevrolet truck with licence plate CA-158 registered with the Carnamah District Road Board [325]
Attended the Carnamah Returned Solders League Smoke Social held at the Carnamah Town Hall in January 1928 [4: 14-Jan-1928]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in the 1920s and 1930s [53]
In January 1930 purchased a Ford 30 cwt truck from local dealer Rupert LAFFAN [4: 18-Jan-1930]
In 1932 his Ford truck contained the license plate CA-295 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
About 50 people attended the "Gimlets" Annual Picnic, which was held on his farm, on Sunday 18 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
He was among those from Carnamah who attended the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Morawa on 28 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Wheatgrowers Union in 1933 and 1934 [5: 1-Dec-1933, 20-Apr-1934]
In 1933 his father Claude was working as a Labourer and living in Railway Road in Three Springs [19]
During the 1933-34 financial year he donated 11/11 cash to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 11-Jan-1935]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association 1934-1936 [4: 13-Jan-1934] [5: 12-Jun-1936]
In 1934 recommended that the Inering State School be closed and that a bus be used to transport children to the Carnamah School [5]
     He started a petition, endorsed by the Ratepayers & Citizens Association, to be sent to the Minister of Education [5: 12-Jan-1934]
One of seven members in a committee formed to establish Bush Fire Brigade in Carnamah in 1934 [4: 13-Jan-1934]
Paid 7/6 in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board in June 1934 for killing a fox and an eagle [300: page 42]
Secretary in 1934 and Vice President in 1936 of the North Midlands Zone Council of the Wheatgrowers Union [5: 1-Dec-1933, 3-Jan-1936]
Travelled to Perth towards the end of January 1935 for a holiday and to meet his wife and daughters who had been in England [5]
     They arrived in Fremantle by the Orford and the next day, Wednesday 6 February 1935, returned to Carnamah [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Remained telephone number Inering-7 until 1935, when he had the telephone disconnected [60]
Attended the meeting held at the Church Hall in Carnamah on Monday 8 April 1935 to discuss the bulk handling of wheat [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Attended the R.S.L. Annual General Meeting and Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 6 April 1935 [5: 12 & 19-Apr-1935]
Sold 28 suckers for 13/7 per head and 3 wethers for 15/10 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd in August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
     In September 1935 sold 54 suckers for 11/6 per head and in October 1935 sold 91 wethers for 8/4 per head [5: 13-Sep-1935, 18-Oct-1935]
Attended the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Zone Meeting of the North Midlands Wheatgrowers Union in Perenjori on Sunday 3 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Sold 30 lambs at 13/5 per head and 72 wethers at 13/- per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd on 11 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Attended the Annual Meeting & Smoke Social of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the R.S.L. on Wednesday 11 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Part of a deputation from the local R.S.L. that met with the Carnamah District Road Board on 18 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
     They unsuccessfully requested the Road Board pay Charles J. DALLIMORE for work he'd done on the Carnamah Hospital [5]
     The Road Board wasn't legally obliged to pay for the work, but they felt that the Road Board had a moral obligation [5]
Sold 179 sheep through Dalgety & Co Ltd at Midland Markets July to September 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936, 14 & 21-Aug-1936, 11-Sep-1936, 2-Oct-1936]
     130 wethers (34 at 19/10, 31 at 19/9, 32 at 17/7, 33 at 13/10), 48 suckers (2 at 15/-, 23 at 14/1, 23 at 8/10), 1 lamb for 26/1 [5]
Attended the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Sold 34 lambs at 21/- per head and 1 wether for 22/10 through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 14 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Gave a vocal item at the House Party at George & Kathleen F. CATTO's Piyowola Farm in Carnamah on 21 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
At 10:30 a.m. on 20 December 1937 telephoned the Carnamah Police Station reporting that his crop was on fire [88]
     Police constable Maurice PLUNKETT obtained help and proceeded to his farm to help fight the fire [88]
     100 acres of his crop was destroyed in addition to a large acreage of livestock feed [88]
     The fire, and also a smaller one a month earlier, were believed to have been started by sparks from his tractor [88]
During the first week of January 1938 departed Carnamah on his way to a holiday in Singapore [0: image 03304]
     Returned from his trip from Singapore on the steamship Gorgon, arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 February 1938 [63]
On 9 January 1939 the sale on Lots M1027 & M1028 was rescinded with ownership reverting to the Midland Railway Company [27]
Retained ownership of his Lot 7 of the Inering Estate which he leased to Walter BODYCOAT from 1939 to 1942 [3]
In 1941 and 1942 resided in Port Denison / Dongara [19]
Voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve on 14 May 1942 [30: item 4395328]
     Upon enlistment he was described as being 5 feet 4½ inches tall with blue eyes, grey hair and a fair complexion [30]
      It was also noted that he had three tattoos on his right arm and two tattoos on his left arm [30]
     Able Watchkeeper F/V81 on the Royal Australian Navy's HMASLeeuwin during the Second World War [16]
     During the 1943-44 financial year sold his 1369 acre farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah to Walter BODYCOAT [3]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Navy on 12 November 1945 [16]
After the war resided with his wife on Main Street in Dongara [19] [0: image 04341]
Resided in Dongara until his death in 1970 [132]
Father of Kitty and Gwen [P43]
Died 18 May 1970 in Dongara; buried Dongara Cemetery, Dongara, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 110) [132]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Claude Richard Batty' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/claude-richard-batty [sources]




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