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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dessie" Desmond Keen BYRNE

Born 16 September 1922 in Nedlands, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Ted" Edmund Keen BYRNE and Phoebe Alma HENRY [P137]
After his parents separated he lived with his paternal grandparents in Three Springs [P426]
Resided on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs with his grandparents Edmund Keen BYRNE and Isabella BYRNE [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Student at the Three Springs State School in 1929 and at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs in 1930 [98]
He walked from his grandfather's farm to the Three Springs townsite each day for school [P426]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 as an "Admiral" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
He attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 21 December 1933 as "Robin Hood" [4: 23-Dec-1933]
In October 1934 he fell from a tree he was climbing in Three Springs resulting in a broken elbow and other minor injuries [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Resided in Fremantle prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 16 January 1941 [16]
Gunner W3432 in the Australian Army's 7th Heavy Brigade until being discharged on 19 September 1942 [16]
Resided in Moora prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 November 1943 [16]
Corporal 83988 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 Personnel Depot during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 14 November 1945 [16]
In 1949 he was working as a Printer in Carnarvon and was living at the Carnarvon Hotel [50]
Married Florence KAY in 1949 [66]
In 1958 he was still working as a Printer but was living on Gardiner Street in Moora [50]
Master Butcher of Master Butcher of 32 Brisbane Street in Perth in 1954 [50]
In 1968 he was working as a Technical Officer and was living on Marmion Street in Derby [50]
Foreman of Lot 57 Kurrajong Street in Kununurra in 1972 and of Lot 26 Keane Street in Mount Helena in 1977 [50]
In 1980 he was working as a Ganger and was living at 53 Hefron Street in Mount Helena [50]
Resided in Mount Helena until his death at the age of 63 years [2]
Died 19 October 1985; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Desmond Keen Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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