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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


David Samuel Forrest BANDY

Born 12 October 1881 in Perth, Western Australia [30]
Son of Thomas Amos BANDY and Martha Dora MORTIMER [15]
Farmer at Elsternwick in the Moora district in 1909 and 1910 [50]
Farmer at Moore River 1912-1914 [50]
Farmer in Gillingarra 1915-1917 [6] [30]
Successfully applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force in Moora on 19 September 1916 [30: item 3047947]
     Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the Blackboy Hill military camp on 13 April 1917 [30]
     On enlistment he was 5 feet 8½ inches tall, weighed 168 lbs., and had grey eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Gave his next of kin as his father Thomas A. BANDY Snr, whose address at the time was Moore River via Gingin [30]
     At Blackboy Hill on 23 April 1917 he was appointed to the 21st Reinforcements of the 28th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Albany, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A16 Port Melbourne on 24 July 1917 [30]
     Disembarked in Liverpool, England on 16 September 1917 and after further training proceeded to France 26 June 1918 [30]
     Private 7020 in the Australian Imperial Force's 28th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Embarked England on the Pakeha on 6 October 1919 and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 16 November 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 2 October 1920; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Married Helen McFarlane MOODIE in 1923 [66]
Farmer of Glen Valley Farm in Gillingarra in 1925 [50]
Visited the Lands Department in Geraldton in September 1928 where he purchased a block of land in Carnamah [4: 22-Sep-1928]
The block was the eight acre Gov Lot 77 on Yarra Yarra Road on the western outskirts of the Carnamah townsite [3]
Resided in Carnamah with his wife and children from 1928 to 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933] [19]
On rate books he was listed as a Farmhand in Carnamah [3]; but he is said to have also worked locally as a Carpenter [P42]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1928-29 [4: 26-Jan-1929]
Member of the team of married men who defeated a team of single men at cricket in Carnamah in November 1928 [4: 24-Nov-1928]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Assisted the Carnamah Golf Club with the creation of their new golf course at Centenary Park in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Sold his Carnamah house and eight acre block containing fruit trees and vines to Bill and Eddie CLARK in later 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
With his wife and children left Carnamah on Friday 24 November 1933 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Bassendean [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Resided at 118 First Avenue in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [30: item 3047947]
Member of the Bassendean Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League [30: item 3047947]
He was still living in Bassendean when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 25 August 1941 [16]
     Private W18613 on the Staff of the Australian Army's AWAS BK during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 21 January 1947 [16]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bassendean until his death in 1950 [2]
Father of Thomas, Louisa and Helen [P202]
Died 30 December 1950; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, IA, 433) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'David Samuel Forrest Bandy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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