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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eileen Louise CLARK / SPEECHLEY

Born 27 September 1922 in Carnamah, Western Australia [16] [91]
Daughter of "Teddy" Edgar James CLARK and Mary Ellen CONNELLY [P35]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah 1922-1942, and was educated at the Carnamah State School [P35]
Baptised by Father M. L. HART at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs on 2 October 1922 [91]
Her nominated Godparents/sponsors were "Madge" Madeline ROOKE of Carnamah and her uncle Michael James CONNELLY [91]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 15 October 1927 as "Paint Pot" [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball dressed as "Buttercup"[4: 13-Jul-1929]
Came 2nd in the 6-8 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
At the conclusion of 1933 she received the prize for the most hardworking student in Grade III at the Carnamah School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won a 2nd prize for Needlework at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Won the Girls Rooster Hunt at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting at Centenary Park, Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
At the Combined School Sports she won the 13 years Girls Running Race and the 13 years and over Girls Skipping Race [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Competed in the tennis match between the girls of the Carnamah and Winchester state schools on 26 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as a "Waitress" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Competed in the tennis match between the Carnamah and Billeroo-Winchester schools on Friday 8 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Attended the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
     Won the Girls Bike Race, 2nd in the 13-14 years Girls Race, and 2nd in the Girls Three Legged Race with Eileen L. CLARK [5]
Won 1st prizes for Writing and Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     Won the 14 Years & Over Girls Running Race and came 2nd in the 13 Years & Over Girls Skipping Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 wearing "pink marocain with blue flowers" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1937-1939 [0: images 03698, 03717 & 03792]
Telephonist on the Telephone Exchange at the Post Office at 12 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1939-1941 [0: images 02840 & 02924]
     Relieving employee at the Carnamah Post Office in March 1941 [0: image 02924]
     Both herself and Pearl BRADY resigned from their positions as telephonists in Carnamah in mid 1941 [P167]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting for service in the Royal Australian Air Force in March 1942 [16]
     Aircraftwoman 94944 at the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 Embarkation Depot during a portion of the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 June 1943 [16]
Married "Frank" Francis Joseph SPEECHLEY [P35] on 11 August 1946 in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [91]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Queens Park [2]
Mother of Barbara, Graham, Lynette, Rona, Kevin and Francis [P476]
Died 29 June 1988; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, PF, 378) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eileen Louise Clark / Speechley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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