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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1 December 1889 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [16]
Son of George John Thomas BATTERSBY and Annie Mary HUTCHINS [P335]
Resided with his parents in Boulder, Mount Magnet and Cue where his father worked as a Miner [P335]
In 1908 settled with his parents in Coorow, where his father began farming and established Wattle Vale Farm [P335]
Farmer of Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow 1908-1923 [19]
One of the farm's Conditional Purchase blocks, the 160 acre Victoria Location 3456, was in his name [44]
Foundation Committee Member of the Coorow Farmers' Progress Association in 1911, and Secretary in 1912 [39: 4-Aug-1911] [215]
On behalf of the Association he wrote numerous letters to the Education Department in 1912 trying to get a school built in Coorow [215]
Married Lucy Agatha WILLIS on 24 July 1917 at Our Lady of Peace Church in Auburn, South Australia [55]
Following his marriage may have lived on another farm, as his wife enrolled with an address of Hawthorne Farm in Coorow [19]
Later still, he was listed in 1924 with an address of Pine Grove Farm in Coorow [80: 28-Oct-1925]
N0B was his registered horse and cattle firebrand, for use in Coorow, in 1924 [80: 28-Oct-1925]
By the middle of 1924 he had left Coorow and was living at 5 Baird Street in South Perth [120: 12-Jun-1924]
In 1942 was living in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [16]
Private W67742 in the Australian Army's Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Father of Ronald, Dorothy, and twins Maureen and Doreen [P335]
Died 31 May 1947; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, JC, 199D) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edwin Battersby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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