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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Cyril RUTLEDGE

Born 10 January 1904 in Fremantle, Western Australia [16]
Son of John RUTLEDGE and Amy Emma Amelia DEVENISH [15]
In 1925 he was working as a Chemist's Assistant and was living with his parents at 4 Chatsworth Road in North Perth [50]
Arrived in Carnamah in October 1928 and opened a Chemist's Shop on Monday 3 December 1928 [4: 3-Nov-1928, 1-Dec-1928]
Chemist in Carnamah in late 1928 and during the first half of 1929 [4: 1-Dec-1928, 1-Jun-1929]
He operated his chemist's shop in a portion of Rupert LAFFAN's premises at 16 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [4: 3-Nov-1928]
In 1929 his telephone number was Carnamah-36 [60]
Advertised his business in The Irwin Index newspaper: "Remember your chemist renders you a special service" [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Sold all goods of a medicinal nature and provided an all-night service for urgent medicines [4: 6-Apr-1929]
In addition to medicines he also sold toilet articles and photographic supplies [4: 23-Feb-1929]
During May 1928 advertised his own "Rutledge's Cough Mixture" which he sold in small and large bottles for 2/- and 3/6 [4: 18-May-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1928-29 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929, 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 April 1929 [4: 27-Apr-1929]
On 11 May 1929 attended and played the flute at the surprise party tendered to Mrs Ida B. CROSSING in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
He left Carnamah during June 1929 after purchasing a business in Dalwallinu [4: 29-Jun-1929]
Chemist in Dalwallinu 1929-1942 [4: 29-Jun-1929] [6] [50]
He purchased Lot 194 of the Dalwallinu townsite for £12 at a sale in Northam on 11 September 1930 [81: 21-Sep-1930]
Married Amy Elizabeth Isobel Berwen REES in Perth in 1932 [66]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 7 December 1942 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [16]
Aircraftman 125097 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 1 Embarkation Depot during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 8 February 1943 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Attadale [2]
Died 11 March 1991; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]


Comment from Kevin Luxford on 22 February 2017
"When I lived in Perth 1977 to 1980, Cyril, a radio amateur with the callsign VK6CR, was the convenor of the Slow Morse Group - a number of amateurs who took it in turns to broadcast morse code at various speeds to help would be amateurs obtain their licences. I remember Cyril as a gentleman, who was always willing to give a new ham his help and advice. He was voted Amateur of the Year in 1979."


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




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