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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Eddie" / "Teddy" Edgar James CLARK

Born 24 December 1910 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Teddy" Edgar James CLARK and Mary Ellen CONNELLY [P35]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah and was educated at the Carnamah State School [P35]
Came 2nd in the 8-10 years Boys Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Won 1st prizes for Drawing and Writing at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah on 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 as "Parcel Express Delivery" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1930-1932 [4: 9-Aug-1930] [5: 15-Jul-1932]
Contestant in the first ever boxing tournament held in Carnamah in early 1932[4: 6-Feb-1932]
Played for the Bachelors in a 'Benedicts verses Bachelors' cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 18 December 1932 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Himself and his brother Bill purchased an eight acre block and house from David S. F. BANDY in November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
     The block was Gov Lot 77 on the western outskirts of the Carnamah townsite, and included fruit trees and vines [3] [5: 24-Nov-1933]
     His parents, siblings and himself resided in the house at Gov Lot 77, which was on the north side of Yarra Yarra Road [3] [P35]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
The Carnamah District Road Board paid him £4 in February 1934 for working on a crossing on Billeroo Road in Winchester [300: page 66]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Resided in Coorow in 1934 and 1935 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
     During at least some of his time in the Coorow district he worked for George N. GREENWOOD on Maryland Farm [P84]
     Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 27-Apr-1934, 31-May-1935]
     Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
     Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 8 & 22-Feb-1935]
Labourer in Carnamah 1935-1940 [5] [6]
     Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues" [5: 11-Oct-1935]
     Represented the Carnamah District Cricket Association in a match against the North Midlands on 1 December 1935 [5: 22-29-Nov-1935]
     Played for the Carnamah District Cricket Association at Country Week Cricket in Perth during February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     Played for victorious Carnamah in their cricket match against "The Rest" in Coorow on Sunday 22 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
     Tied with two others for the member of the Carnamah Cricket Club who took the most catches in the 1935-36 season [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was Vice Captain in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     At the Premiership Dinner he was presented with a trophy for being the Club's Runner-Up Fairest & Best player for the season [5]
     Received the trophy for the Most Consistent Player at the Football Club's Presentation Ball on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as Joe of the Rud Family [5]
     with Andrew G. FITZGERALD as Dad, Roger F. W. CLARK as Mum, George H. CLARK as Sarah, Hubert A. LEE as Dave [5]
     The five of them were awarded the prize for the Most Humorous in attendance in fancy dress [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 10 December 1940 [16]
     Leading Aircraftman 29404 at the Royal Australian Air Force's 4 Aircraft Depot during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 December 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Attadale [2]
Died 8 April 1990; ashes interred Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Garden of Remembrance, N, 12, 20) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edgar James Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 January 2021 from [sources]

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