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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 9 October 1882 in Magill, South Australia [55]
Son of Frank HIRSCHAUER and Mary McCAHILL [55]
Railway Labourer for the Midland Railway Company in Coorow, Western Australia 1903-1906 [50]
Railway Employee in 1906 and Railway Ganger 1909-1913 in Three Springs, Western Australia [6]
     He was in charge of railway operations in Three Springs until 1910 when an Officer in Charge was appointed [9: 17-Jun-1910]
     During the year 1910 his sister Miss Una HIRSCHAUER stayed with him in Three Springs on a visit from Melbourne [9: 12-Aug-1910]
     Came 3rd in the Midland Railway Company's competition in 1912 for the section of railway line in the best condition [129: 9-Feb-1912]
Farmer in Perenjori 1913-1916 [31: 4-Jul-1913] [50]
In 1916 he was both a Farmer in Perenjori and a Railway Ganger in Pintharuka on the Wongan Hills railway line [30] [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Perth on 19 May 1916 [30: item 5451974]
     On enlistment was 5 feet 8½ inches tall, weighed 125 lbs., and had light blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion [30]
     Gave his mother as his next of kin, her address at the time being 2 Prince's Street, Fitzroy in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Port Melbourne 30 October 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Devonport, England and after further training proceeded to France the S.S. Victoria on 4 February 1917 [30]
     Private 2682 in the Australian Imperial Force's 48th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Received a gunshot wound to his left leg on 11 April 1917 and was returned to England on the hospital ship Saint George [30]
     Embarked from England on the H.T. Port Lyttleton on 19 October 1917 and disembarked in Australia on 5 December 1917 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 10 April 1918; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
     From 11 April 1918 he received a pension from the Australian Imperial Force of 30/- per fortnight [30]
Farmer of Manna Farm in Perenjori, Western Australia 1918-1925 [19] [50] [486]
He used the registered horse and cattle firebrand of KE9 on his farm in Perenjori [486]
Caretaker of Pax Hill near Ballarat in Victoria, Australia in 1948 [P292]
Passed away just short of his 66th birthday from the effects of myocardial degeneration and a peptic ulcer [P292]
Died 24 September 1948 at the Base Hospital in Ballarat; buried Ballarat New Cemetery in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia [P292]
Photograph taken in 1916 by Dease Studios in Perth; courtesy of the State Library of Western Australia, 108704PD [P1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Hirschauer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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