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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Edward James PHILLIPS

Born 1902 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England [20] [21]
Son of carter George PHILLIPS and Mary Ann MORETON [20] [243]
He was on of 12 children however four of his siblings had died in childhood [20]
In 1911 he was living with his parents and five of his siblings at 24 Inkerman Terrace in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England [20]
     The nine of them were residing in a three-roomed house, with the kitchen counting as one of the nine rooms [20]
He could be the Edward James PHILLIPS who departed London on the steamship Balranald on 12 April 1923 bound for Melbourne [203]
Farmhand in Carnamah, Western Australia 1939-1943 [19] [50] [277]
Farmhand for William A. T. SARGENT on Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah in 1939 [277]
He was one of five fathers who signed a letter to the Education Department in July 1939 requesting a school at East Carnamah [277]
     The names of his children were two of the ten children listed in the official application for the school on 18 July 1939 [277]
     Along with the other fathers signed a guarantee to supplement the Education Department if the attendance dropped below eight [277]
     The Wongyarra State School at East Carnamah opened on 4 September 1939 and functioned until closing at the end of 1943 [277]
Farmer in Walebing in 1949 [50]
Fuelman in Wongan Hills in 1954 [50]
Husband of Elsie Mary [19]
Father of Daphne and Peggy [277]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward James Phillips' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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