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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Colin Russell SPENCER

Born 22 August 1916 in Clarendon, South Australia [55]
Son of Vivian James SPENCER and Ella Wilkinson KITSON [55]
Farmer in Minnipa, South Australia [50]
Resided in Minnipa until enlisting in the Australian Army on 9 July 1940 [16]
     Gunner SX8442 in the Australian Army's 2/14 Field Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 November 1945 [16]
Farmer in Five Gums near Carnamah in Western Australia 1947-1977 [5] [19]
     The farm was about 10,000 acres in size and was split into two sections by Metcalfe Road [P489]
     He and his brothers appear to have purchased the farm from Glenister A. M. THREADGOLD [60] [61]
     He was the joint freeholder of the 4,569 acre Lot M1778 of Victoria Location 2022 at Five Gums [61]
     Farmer at Five Gums near Carnamah in partnership with his brothers as "Spencer Bros" [60]
     "Spencer Bros" were telephone number Carnamah-17N [60]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1947 and 1948 [0: image 04493] [118]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1949-50 to 1963-64 [89]
     Captain and Social Committee Member in 1950-51, and Men's Committee Member from 1954-55 to 1959-60 [89]
     Social Committee Member from 1954-55 to 1956-57, and Auditor from 1955-56 to 1960-61 [89]
     President from 1961-62 to 1963-64, and Grounds Committee Member in 1963-64 [89]
He and his brother Bill were both members of the Caron Rifle Club [P489]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1954 [7: page 193]
When he and his wife retired the western half of the farm was sold to the CAMAC family and the eastern half to his brother Dick [P489]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bickley [2]
Husband of Coralie [2]
Died 25 February 1995; ashes interred at the Midland Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Midland (Swan View, Ground Niche, B, 6) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Colin Russell Spencer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from [reference list]

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