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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Sonny" Edwin Patrick STOKES

Born 11 April 1916 in Subiaco, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Nick" Edward Nicholas STOKES and Alice Catherine FITZGERALD [161]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club - was Men's Champion four years running 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 22-Feb-1935, 4-Dec-1936, 25-Mar-1937]
Represented Dudawa in a cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club in Arrino on Saturday 16 February 1935 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Years Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
He was among those from Dudawa and Arrino who holidayed in Dongara in mid January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Presented with the trophy for "Men's Singles Champion" at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball on 30 July 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Represented the Arrino Tennis Club in their lost cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club on 13 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
His 21st Birthday was celebrated with bridge and other games at his parents home in Arrino on Sunday 11 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Resided in Arrino until enlisting in the Australian Army on 1 October 1941 [16]
     Gunner W20474 in the Australian Army's 109 A T Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Married Isabel Hosken MALEY on 11 August 1942 [161]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 September 1944[16] and returned to Arrino [6]
Farmer in Arrino from 1944 until at least 1975 [6] [19]
In retirement resided on Grassmere Farm in Arrino, which was where he passed away at the age of 69 years [161]
Father of Glynne, Raymond, Malcolm and Valma [161]
Died 3 January 1986; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 127) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edwin Patrick Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edwin-patrick-stokes [sources]




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