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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ernest Lawrence THOMPSON

Born 1 February 1916 in Donnybrook, Western Australia [15] [24] [84]
Son of sleeper cutter William Henry THOMPSON and Mary Virtue HAY [30] [84]
On 28 February 1916 his father enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.), and embarked for service abroad on 31 March 1916 [18]
Resided with his mother in Donnybrook, and was baptised there by Methodist Minister A. T. N. HOLLAND on 30 June 1916 [84]
His father served with the 28th Battalion of the A.I.F. and was Killed in Action in France on 10 June 1918 [30: item 1836668]
In 1937 and 1938 had a number of stints working as a Repairer with the Western Australian Government Railways (W.A.G.R.) [389]
As a casual employee of W.A.G.R. he briefly worked railway repairing in places including Cue, Latham and Pindar [389]
During February 1938 he was unemployed and was camping on the beach in Geraldton [86: 22-Feb-1938]
Railway Repairer for the Western Australian Government Railways in Shackleton 1941-1943 [389]
Married Dorothy WILSON in Perth in 1943 [66]
Railway Repairer in Dalwallinu in 1943 and then at Nukarni, north of Merredin, in late 1943 and in 1944 [389]
Farmhand in Miling in 1958 [50]
Railway Fettler in Mingenew in 1963 [50]
Pensioner in East Carnamah in 1975 [24]
Passed away at the age of 59 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 13 September 1975; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 32) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Lawrence Thompson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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