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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Donald Edison THOMAS

Born 8 November 1909 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Son of John THOMAS and Lydia CAHILL [84]
Resided with his parents in Mingenew 1909-1913, where his father was the local Midland Railway stationmaster [6] [9: 2-May-1913] [[84]
     Baptised by Methodist minister Horace FAULL at his patents' home in Mingenew on 19 December 1909 [84]
     Following his father's transfer they left Mingenew and shifted to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in April 1913 [9: 2-May-1913]
Striker in Three Springs in 1933-1935 [19]
     Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
     Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1934 [5: 15-Jun-1934]
     Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Mechanic in Laverton in 1936 [50]
     His brother and sister-in-law Horace and Uneta THOMAS were also in Laverton in 1936 [50]
Married Margaret Minnie LAMBERT in Perth in 1936 [66]
Resided in Merredin prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 November 1940 [16]
     Leading Aircraftman 29300 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 25 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 October 1945 [16]
Motor Mechanic in Wongan Hills 1949-1954 [50]
     During the same period his brother Horce E. THOMAS was also a Mechanic in Wongan Hills [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Dianella [2]
Died 6 July 1971; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Donald Edison Thomas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/donald-edison-thomas [sources]




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