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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Dorothy Gladys DIAL / BOSWORTH

Born 10 July 1915 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [39: 17-Jul-1915]
Daughter of Leslie DIAL and Vera Gladys Ida BAMPFIELD [39: 17-May-1937] [66]
Employee at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Borrowed a car from Jack BARRY of the Imperial Hotel in Perth who was in Three Springs on a visit on Sunday 31 March 1935 [5]
     She had only recently obtained her licence and borrowed the car to drive around the Three Springs townsite [5]
     After being seen driving around the hotel corner at a dangerous speed she later overtook another car on the road to Arrino [5]
     The driver of the car she overtook found her a few minutes later pinned underneath the Ford V8 Tourer car on its side [5]
     Help was summoned and once she'd been freed from the wrecked car she was taken unconscious to the local hospital [5]
     It was surmised that the car had developed a speed wobble and when the brakes were suddenly applied the wheels locked [5]
     The car had skidded for over 100 yards before leaving the road at great speed and uprooting several gum trees [5]
     On leaving the road the car rolled twice, somersaulted and fell on its side facing the opposite way to what it had been travelling [5]
     She suffered a fractured jaw, fractured rib, badly lacerated ear, extensive abrasions, serious cuts to the scalp and concussion [5]
     Five days after the accident she was still on the danger list at the hospital and had only regained slight consciousness [5: 5-Apr-1935]
A Benefit Fund was started in Three Springs to help with her medical expenses, and within a few days it had raised £5/5/- [5: 12-Apr-1935]
     To further her Benefit Fund a dance was held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Monday 8 April 1935 [5: 12-Apr-1935]
     About 150 people from Carnamah, Three Springs, Arrino, Bowgada and Mingenew attended the dance, which raised £17
     A committee of Raymond SHAW, Edward HUNT, William G. JORDAN and Oswald S. SOWERBY administered the fund [5]
     Local Anglican minister Rev. Alfred J. TOOMEY gave 10/6 cash towards her medical expenses to the hospital in Three Springs [5]
Remained a patient at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs until being discharged on 3 May 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Following her discharge she left Three Springs for Perth by train on Friday 3 May 1935 [5: 10-May-1935]
In 1935 her mother, Mrs DIAL, was of the Continental Hotel in the Perth suburb of Claremont [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Married "Rob" Arthur Roberto BOSWORTH in Perth in 1935 [66]
In 1937 herself and her husband were living on Douglas Avenue in the Perth suburb of South Perth [39: 17-May-1937]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Dorothy Gladys Dial / Bosworth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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