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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 27 February 1889 in Perth, Western Australia [30]
Son of Edwin DAVIES and Mary Ellen TAYLOR [15]
In 1915 he was working as a Labourer and living with his parents at Terrace Road in the Perth suburb of East Guildford [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Perth on 29 December 1915[30: item 1899566]
     On enlistment he was recorded as 5 feet 6½ inches tall, weighing 129 lbs., with brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion [30]
     After military training in Claremont he was appointed on 27 March 1916 to the "A" Company of the 44th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916 [18]
     Disembarked in England, and on 16 September 1916 proceeded to France where he was posted to the 11th Battalion [30]
     Private 38A in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Returned to England in November 1916 suffering from rheumatic fever, and five months later returned to Australia [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 28 July 1917; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Married (1) Elizabeth Grace POOLE in 1918 [66]
Railway Fettler / Line Repairer in Carnamah 1918-1920 [6] [39: 11-Oct-1918] [50]
     His good friend Alfred T. DEVEREUX was Killed in Action while serving with the A.I.F. in France in August 1918 [39: 11-Oct-1918]
     He placed a notice in the Killed in Action section of The West Australian newspaper of 11 October 1918 for his "dear pal" [39]
     "Forget him! no, we never will; Dear is the memory he left behind; Of a life that was manly and true" [39: 11-Oct-1918]
Railway Fettler in Three Springs 1921-1941 [6] [19]
     His wife passed away at the age of 42 years on 8 February 1936 and was buried in the Three Springs General Cemetery [24]
     Wrote to the Three Springs Road Board in February 1936 thanking them their expressions of sympathy and condolence [5: 28-Feb-1936] 
     Married (2) Ruby Emma BADCOCK in 1937 [66]
     Played for the "Railways" in their lost cricket match with the Three Springs Cricket Club on Sunday 21 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     Made a statutory declaration in Three Springs before local chemist and J.P. William Q. HARRIS on 31 December 1938 [30]
     The declaration was for a new copy of his Australian Imperial Force discharge certificate, which he had lost [30: item 1899566]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne [2]
Father of two children by his first wife [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Died 16 June 1964; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, U, 113) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edwin Davies' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from [sources]

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