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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ernest Charles ANDREWS

Born 29 March 1889 in Brecon, Monmouthshire, Wales [16]
Son of military instructor Henry Buckingham ANDREWS and Elizabeth Jane BARNARD[P198]
His father was born in England, his mother in the East Indies while some of his siblings were born in India and some in Wales [20]
He had eight siblings, namely Kate, Alfred, Lily, Millicent, Percival, Maud, Arthur and Mary [20]
From 1875 his father served with the British Armed Forces for 33 years and 114 days when he was discharged with a pension [P198]
In the 1890s and early 1900s resided with his parents, sisters and brothers at Drill Hall in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales [20]
Barman and Cellarman at the Duffryn Hotel at Mountain Ash in Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, Wales in 1911 [20]
     Lived at the Duffryn Hotel, of which his father was the hotelkeeper, with his parents, sisters Maud and Mary and brother Arthur [20]
Later resided with his parents at their "Ye Olde Hostelrie" in Goodrich, Hertfordshire, England [P198]
Regimental Sergeant Major of the South Wales Borderers in France and then Salonika, Greece during the First World War [P198]
     He was mentioned in despatches and like all British soldiers received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal [P198]
     Also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and The French Croix de Guerre and Etoile [P198]
     His three brothers and their father all served in the war and one of his sisters was the sister-in-charge of a military hospital [P198]
     His youngest brother Arthur was Killed in Action in Cambria at the age of 20 years on 23 November 1917 [P198]
     After the war he wasn't discharged and remained a Reserve Soldier [P198]
Miner of 26 Tylacelyn Road in Penygraig, Glamorganshire, Wales prior to leaving for Western Australia [203]
Departed London, England on the steamship Hobsons Bay for Fremantle, Western Australia on 27 February 1922 [203]
     He is believed to have left England and shifted to Western Australia to get away from memories of the war [P198]
     His immigration to Western Australia was sponsored by his cousin's husband James CRUTHERS [P198]
Butcher in Pithara near Dalwallinu, Western Australia 1923-1925 [19]
Butcher at 14 Macpherson Street in Carnamah, Western Australia 1926-1937 [3] [4] [6]
     He had a butcher's shop built in front of a three-room house that was already on the block [31: 10-Aug-1928]
     In 1926 was a wholesale and retail butcher, sold fresh meat daily and specialised in corned beef and sausages [4: 14-Aug-1926]
     Had the telephone connected to his premises in 1926 - was telephone number Carnamah-17 from 1926 until 1930 [60]
     He owned the portion of 14 Macpherson Street that his butcher's shop stood on (Portion of Lot 67 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     Advertised his business in local newspapers The Midlands Advertiser and The Irwin Index [4: 14-Aug-1926] [9: 25-Jun-1926]
     He and his assistant lived in the three roomed house behind the butcher's shop until it burnt down on 1 August 1928 [31: 10-Aug-1928]
     His butcher's shop survived the fire due to being a few metres away from the house and thanks to local firefighters [31: 10-Aug-1928]
He owned 48 acres on the western outskirts of the Carnamah townsite with six eight-acre Government Lots 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85 [3]
     He had slaughter yards on Government Lot 81 on the south side of the Yarra Yarra Road (later the Carnamah-Eneabba Road) [3]
In 1927-28 he had a Chevrolet truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with licence plate CA-227 [325]
Employed the service of local builder Charles J. DALLIMORE to build him a seven room brick house in 1928 [4: 19-May-1928]
     His new home was completed in October 1928, just in time for the visit of his parents, sister and brother-in-law [4: 20-Oct-1928
     His house was located on a hill just west of the Carnamah townsite [51] [P4]
     Around October 1928 he also purchased a new six cylinder model Buick car from local dealer L. S. WYLIE [4: 20-Oct-1928]
His parents, sister and brother-in-law travelled from London to Fremantle on the steamshuip Largs Bay, arriving on 18 October 1928 [63]
     He met them in Fremantle and shortly afterwards they travelled with him to his new home in Carnamah [4: 27-Oct-1928]
Married Eileen Elizabeth WATERHOUSE at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of South Fremantle on 14 August 1929 [P198]
     Both he and his wife enjoyed horse riding in Carnamah [P198]
In August 1929 purchased Thomas GARTH's farm in Carnamah through local property salesman Rupert LAFFAN [4: 31-Aug-1929]
     The farm was 1297 acres in size and consisted of Victoria Locations 6924 and 6927 [4: 31-Aug-1929] [61]
     The farm was part of the Yarra Yarra Estate [19] and was situated on the east side of Mulliah / Yarra Yarra Lakes [62]
     Farmer in Carnamah 1929-1937 [3] [4: 31-Aug-1929]
     Employed married Aboriginal man Teddy EDWARDS, who'd previously worked locally as a shearer, to manage his farm [P198]
Made a donation to the Carnamah Football Club to aid them in raising funds to send a team to Geraldton in 1928 [4: 22-Sep-1928]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Won 2nd prize for Strong Wool in the Wool section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Local agent Rupert LAFFAN conducted a demonstration of the Fordson tractor on his farm on 7 October 1929 [4: 5 & 12-Oct-1929]
In 1930 the Carnamah Hospital Committee arranged for local doctor Cecil P. ROSENTHAL to rent rooms at his house [4: 29-Nov-1930]
     The doctor had two rooms of the house and use of the kitchen, bathroom and dining room, for which he received £2 per week [4]
     Also leased a room of his butcher's shop at 14 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite to the doctor for use as his surgery [4]
     Both arrangements presumably came to an end later in 1930 when the doctor opened the Carnamah Private Hospital [4: 23-Aug-1930]
     Recovered unpaid rent from Cecil P. ROSENTHAL through the Mingenew Local Court on 26 November 1930 [4: 29-Nov-1930]
He had hoped to sell his house to the Carnamah Hospital Committee for £950, however they did not accept his offer [4: 29-Nov-1930]
On 24 March 1931 while he, his wife and their daughter were in Perth their house and its contents were destroyed by fire [4]
     The fire was possibly started from a fire under the copper that had been lit by Arthur PARRY, who lived with them [4: 28-Mar-1931]
     After the fire had quarters built behind his butchers shop at 14 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite and resided there [P198]
Among those who made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Around April 1933 sold his butchering business and leased its premises in Carnamah to W. Frederick LEE [3] [5: 12-Jan-1934]
     In early January 1934 he purchased the business back and re-commenced operating as a butcher in Carnamah [5: 12-Jan-1934]
     Had the telephone reconnected in 1934, and was telephone number Carnamah-13 from 1934 to 1937 [60]
Purchased a new Fordson tractor  from Carnamah Ford salesman Rupert LAFFAN in March 1930 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
     Had two vehicles licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board in 1932 - a Buick car and a Chevrolet Runabout car [4]
     In 1932 his two licensed cars had number plates CA-10 and CA-227 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital during July 1934 for an appendicitis operation [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
In January 1935 he began advertising his butchers shop in the locally produced North Midland Times newspaper [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Attended a meeting about Wireless Interference in Carnamah on Wednesday 23 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
     The main purpose of the meeting was about offsetting the cost of engine suppressors installed to combat local radio interference [5]
Attended the Ratepayers Meeting of the Carnamah District Road Board in Carnamah on Wednesday 23 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Sold one bull for £9/2/6 through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 30 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Advertised in March 1936 that he had a recently overhauled 12 cwt. Chevrolet truck in good order for sale for £50 cash [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
After a visit to Perth returned to Carnamah by car as a passenger with Herbert E. & Edith L. NINEHAM on 10 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
He was among the 200 farmers who attended the meeting in Carnamah on 31 July 1936 about local Bulk Wheat Handling [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday evening 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     At the dinner he donated £3/3/- in addition to two special prizes, which were given to Clarrie WALLIE and Teddy EDWARDS [5]
Exhibited in the Horse section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5]
     Won 1st prize for Four Horse Team, and both 1st and 2nd prizes for Pair of Farm Horses bred by exhibitor [5: 11, 18 & 25-Sep-1936]
Made a contribution for the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands held in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
He was among those from Carnamah who travelled to Perth in early October 1936 to attend the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
As a patient he spent a number of months at the Thistle Bank Hospital in the Perth suburb of Nedlands in 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
     After leaving the Thistle Bank Hospital he arrived back in Carnamah on Wednesday evening 23 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
     He was admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital at Christmas, where he remained for over two weeks [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1937 [53]
He had P.O. Box 19 at the Carnamah Post Office [5: 25-Jan-1935, 2-Jul-1937]
Recommenced advertising his "Family Butcher" business in The North Midland Times newspaper in July 1937 [5]
     Advertised reduced prices for beef, mutton and pork, as follows: [5]
     1/- for rump steak, 8d. for top side steak, sirloin roast; 7d. for chuck steak, rib roast, corned beef, mince steak; 6d. for gravy beef[5]
     Mutton prices were 9d. for leg and chops; 8d. for loins, 7d. for shoulders; and 6d. for stewing chops, forequarters and sides [5]
     Pork prices were 10d. for legs and chops, 9d. for loin and 9d. for pickle pork; and 6d. for sausages [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Sold his farm in Carnamah to Mrs T. Adelaide GALLEHAWK in 1937 [3]
In 1937 sold his butchering business, butchers shop, slaughter yards and adjoining vacant land to Michael J. CLUNE [3] [0: image 03703]
Left Carnamah on 6 November 1937 and briefly shifted to Bowgada before moving to the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [5: 5 & 12-Nov-1937] [0]
Along with his wife and daughter travelled to England and Wales for an extended holiday [P198]
     They departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamshipStrathaird and arrived in London, England on 4 February 1938 [204]
     In his passport he was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall with grey eyes and fair hair [P198]
     The purpose of the trip was to visit his parents in Brecon, Monmouthshire, Wales as his father was ill with heart problems [P198]
     At the conclusion of their holiday they departed London, England on the steamship Stratheden on 1 September 1938 [203]
     They arrived on the Stratheden in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 October 1938 [63]
Resided at 41 Egina Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn in 1939 and 1940 [6] [61]
While living in Mount Hawthorn he worked at butcher's shops until buying his own butcher's shop in Waroona [P198]
Butcher in Waroona in 1940 and 1941 [6]
Resided in Waroona until enlisting in the Australian Army on 7 July 1941 [16]
     Private W38310 in the Australian Army's W/C Gen Details Camp Staff during a portion of the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 24 September 1941[16]
He, his wife and their daughter resided at 12 Marine Parade in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe for at least the years 1944-1949 [6]
     Their home at 12 Marine Parade was a small beach cottage which they rented from its owner [P198]
     Living at 8 Marine Parade were William and Alba JORDAN and their daughter Lynette, who were previously of Three Springs [6]
Later resided at Park Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [P198]
Resided of late and passed away at the Home of Peace in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [P198]
Father of Eunice [P198]
Died 6 March 1969; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Charles Andrews' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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