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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edgar SUGDEN

Born 29 September 1883 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England [16]
Son of import merchant William Wignall SUGDEN and Mary Alice CLAYTON [20] [21]
     He was one of eight children with siblings Sarah, William, Alice, Mina, Murial, Dora and a seventh sibling who died young [20]
     After growing up and attending school in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England [20] he worked as a Labourer [203]
Departed from London, England with Ethel M. and Herbert Thornton FOX on the steamship Otway on 17 February 1910 [203]
After a voyage of just over a month, on 22 March 1910, they arrived on the Otway in Fremantle, Western Australia [338]
Farmer in Latham, Western Australia 1912-1914 [9: 28-Jun-1912] [30: item 8095837] [39: 15-Apr-1913] [50] [81:13-Jun-1915]
     Latham was then known as Latham's Rock and was considered part of the Coorow district [50]
     He farmed in Latham in partnership with Herbert Thornton FOX until April 1913 when they dissolved their partnership [39: 15-Apr-1913]
     In 1912 "Fox & Sugden" had cleared 50 acres of their land and had 20 of those acres in crop [9: 28-Jun-1912]
     F3S was their registered horse and cattle firebrand [80: 28-Oct-1925]
     Upon dissolution, FOX carried on with the property they had farmed together and became responsible for all liabilities [39: 15-Apr-1913]
     Presumably he began establishing his own farm, as he had a 160 acre homestead block in Latham [86: 16-Oct-1919]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) at Helena Vale on 7 September 1914 [30: item 8095837]
     He had previously served seven years with the British Army Reserves, then known as the Territorial Army [30]
     Upon enlistment he was five feet tall, weighed 145 pounds and had blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Gave his next of kin as his father William, whose address at the time was Bradford, Yorkshire, England [30]
     After initial training at Blackboy Hill in the Perth hills he was appointed to the 11th Battalion on 6 October 1914 [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914 [30]
     Private 966 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Batalion at the Dardanelles strait in Turkey during the First World War [30]
     Wounded in Action on 25 April 1915 suffering a gunshot wound to his left arm and was evacuated to Egypt [30]
     He was admitted to the 1st Australian General Hospital in Heliopolis, Egypt on 1 May 1915 where his arm was amputated [30]
     The Sunday Times newspaper published a photo of him on 13 June 1915 noting him as "Seriously wounded. Late of Latham" [81]
     Embarked from Suez, Egypt on H.M.T. Ballarat and disembarked in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 6 August 1915 [30]
     He returned to Western Australia and was assessed by an A.I.F. medical board in Fremantle on 10 November 1915 [30]
     It was recommended that he be discharged as medically unfit for service and that he be granted a three-quarter pension [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. on 28 March 1916; received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Married Dora Edina BURNET on 25 April 1917 (Anzac Day) at Saint Mary's Anglican Church in South Perth [81: 29-Apr-1917]
     In 1918 they were living at a house called Ilkley on Percy Road in the Perth suburb of Claremont [120: 27-Dec-1918]
     He served as a member of the Claremont Road Board in 1919 [225: 18-Feb-1919]
In July 1919 he was appointed an Agricultural Bank Inspector for the York district of Western Australia  [352: 25-Jul-1919]
     He worked as an Agricultural Bank Inspector in York for many years and resided at a property called Inglefel in York [50]
     By October 1919 he had forfeited his 160 acre homestead block in Latham and it was re-advertised for selection [86: 16-Oct-1919]
     He was a Lance Corporal in the Australian Army's Volunteer Defence Corps in York during the Second World War [16]
Later resided at 156 Waratah Avenue in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith [50]
Died 18 September 1972; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, WV, 52) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edgar Sugden' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 May 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edgar-sugden [sources]




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