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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Frank" Francis LATHAM

Born 9 June 1904 in Coorow, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Frank" Francis Arthur LATHAM and Mary OLIVER [265] [332]
Baptised with his sisters May and Violet by Rev. ARMSTRONG, the Anglican rector in Dongara, on 5 November 1906 [332]
Married Dorothy Margaret NANNUP in 1932 [66]
Shearer in Trayning in 1936 [50]
In 1940 he was working as a Shearer and living on Riley Street in the Perth suburb of Tuart Hill [30: item 6499789]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Perth on 30 September 1940 [30: item 6499789]
     Served with the Australian Army's W/C Ordnance Workshops in Perth, Bushmead and Northam during the Second World War [30]
     Began as a Private but was appointed Lance Corporal on 25 May 1942, and promoted to Corporal on 7 October 1942 [30]
     He was "Reduced to Ranks" and reverted to Private on 25 October 1943 for giving misleading information to obtain leave [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Army in the Perth suburb of Claremont on 13 March 1944 [30]
By 1942 he and his wife had shifted from the Perth suburb of Tuart Hill to the Perth hills suburb of Parkerville [84]
Their son Ronald William and daughter Nancy Fay were baptised by Arthur HAWKINS of Mundaring on 19 October 1942 [84]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Swan View [2]
Father of Raymond, Rodney, Nancy Fay, Ronald, Kenneth George, Elva Merle and Francis Edward [P402]
Died 1 February 1968; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Anglican, D, 78) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Latham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2022 from [reference list]

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