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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Teddy" Edward Reau DUFFY

Born 22 July 1911 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Ted" Edward James DUFFY and Elessia REAU [14: 1-Jun-1935]
Shifted with his parents to Three Springs in 1914, and was a student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [5: 7-Jun-1935] [98]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia from 9 February 1926 until December 1928 [187]
Shop Assistant in Three Springs 1932-1943 [19]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1932-1934 and Secretary 1935-1937 [5: 19-Aug-1932, 25-May-1934, 10-May-1935, 8-May-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
     In 1936 he was Secretary, Treasurer and a Selection Committee Member, and in 1937 was Secretary and a Committee Member [5]
Competed in the Three Springs verses Carnamah billiard contest held in Three Springs on Thursday 14 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 13-Dec-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
Represented the North Midlands Cricket Association in a match against the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1935 [5: 6-Dec-1935]
Presided over the 21st birthday for Josie FITZGERALD at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on 20 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
Won a silk shirt at the North Midlands District Hospital Appeal's Grand Ball held in Three Springs on 21 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Attended the wedding of Richard H. S. JAMES and Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Represented the North Midlands at Country Week Cricket in Perth during the second week of February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Speaker for Three Springs at the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Travelled to Perth in August 1937 to watch the Perth Carnival interstate football matches [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Won a £1 note in a raffle at the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition Grand Ball in Three Springs on 31 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Married "Biddy" Ellen Margaret OLIVER in Three Springs in 1939 [15]
In 1940 the Old Boys' Association Notes of Saint Ildephonsus College noted that he had "changed but little since his school days" [187]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 31 March 1943[16]
     Private WX38283 in the Australian Army's 17 Advance Ordnance Depot during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 24 January 1946 [16] and returned to Three Springs [19]
Storekeeper in Three Springs from 1947 until at least 1970, and later a Railway Employee in Three Springs [19] [24]
Resided at Lot 104 Railway Road in the Three Springs townsite [24]
Died 5 October 1992 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 144) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward Reau Duffy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edward-reau-duffy [reference list]




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