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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Colin REED

Born 27 November 1924 in Kadina, South Australia [16]
Son of Frank Gordon REED and Lily Maud RODDA [205]
Grew up on Reedsdale Farm in Port Neill, South Australia [205]
Farmed Reedsdale Farm in Port Neill with his parents and brothers, which was done with horses until 1939 and then by tractor [205]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in Adelaide on 15 June 1943 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 140599 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 1 Operational Training Unit during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 November 1945 [16]
Left Port Neill with his parents in January 1949 and shifted to Mamboobie Farm in Marchagee, Western Australia [205]
Farmer in Coorow [19]
Married Loris Elaine DOWNES on 23 April 1955 [205]
Later resided in Mundijong [45]
Prison Warden at Karnet Prison Farm [45] [205]
Member of the WA Prison Officers Union [45]
Father of Frank, Trish, Ann-Maree, Kim and Colin [45]
Died 24 May 2006 at his home in Mundijong; buried Jarrahdale Cemetery, Jarrahdale in a grave-side service on 30 May 2006 [45]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Colin Reed' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/colin-reed [reference list]




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