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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edgar Victor GERSCH

Born 6 March 1919 in Ceduna, South Australia [16]
Son of "Ernest" Heinrich Ernst GERSCH and "Louise" Augusta Johanne Louise HANDTKE [P88]
Left South Australia with his mother and siblings Laurence, Gladys and Rita and arrived in Western Australia in May 1931 [P88]
Resided with his parents and siblings in Caron, West Perenjori in 1933 and 1934[19]
By early 1935 had shifted with his parents to Gregorfields Farm in Winchester [25] [P88]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 1-Nov-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
In 1938 was the owner of a motor car with license plate CA-214; his license number was 172624 [88]
At 6:45 p.m. on 17 August 1938 he was driving along the main road in Winchester when he collided with sheep crossing the road [88]
     He hadn't seen the sheep until he was on top of them and as a result five sheep were killed and his car damaged [88]
     Reported the matter at the Carnamah Police Station the next day, and also reported the accident to the local Traffic Inspector [88]
Trooper in the local 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Militia Unit in 1940 [0: image 04022]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 July 1942 [16]
Private WX28302 in the 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion of the Australian Army during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 1 November 1945 [16]
Farmhand in Winchester 1945-1949 [19]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1946 [52]
Financial Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1946 and 1947 [262]
Married Lillian Amelia LUSCOMBE of Three Springs [P88]
Farmhand in Three Springs in 1949 and 1950 [6] [19]
Farmer in Bowgada for at least the years 1952-1970 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Kallaroo [2]
Died 27 September 1999; buried Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Hovea Court, 1539) [2]
His wife Lillian, late of Mount Lawley, passed away at the age of 83 years on 8 September 2004 [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edgar Victor Gersch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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