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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eric Thomas MCNAMARA

Born 29 July 1914 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Harry" Henry Edwin MCNAMARA and Lillian Evelyn TOLHURST [18]
Resided with his parents in Moora until September 1916, and then in Coorow 1916-1919 [6] [10: 22-Sep-1916, 19-Dec-1919]
Came 3rd in the 4-6 years Boys Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Won a pair of socks in a raffle at a Dance held at the school house in Coorow on Saturday evening 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
Resided with his parents in Mogumber 1919-1922 and in Dongara 1922-1925 [10: 19-Dec-1919] [9: 27-Oct-1922] [19]
Resided with his parents at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1925-1928 [185]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1927 [97]
Won a prize for a pencil drawing in the school-work section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1927 show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Turkish Pasha" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Along with his parents left Carnamah and shifted to Northampton in 1928 [185]
Farmer in Northampton in 1939 and 1940 [6] [18]
Resided in Northampton until he enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 August 1940 [16]
Married Hannah Beatrice GREGORY in Perth in 1942 [66]
Corporal WX8039 in the Australian Army's 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Killed in Action in Papua New Guinea on 8 September 1942 [16] [18]
Buried at the Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea [17] [18]
Husband of Mrs Hannah Beatrice MCNAMARA of Northampton, Western Australia [17]
His name appears on Northampton's Roll of Honour [18]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eric Thomas McNamara' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 March 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/eric-thomas-mcnamara [sources]




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