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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Frank" Francis Newman PEARCE

Born 20 November 1925 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Edwin PEARCE and Louisa Emily PETTIT [P2]
Resided with his parents in Arrino [P2]
Student at the Arrino State School [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Came 2nd in the Under 7 Running Race at the R.S.L. Sports Day at the Arrino Recreation Ground on 5 November 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Won 2nd prize for a Crayon Drawing at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Competed at the Three Springs District Schools Athletic Championships held in Three Springs on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5]
     He came 2nd in the 10 Years Boys Running Race and 3rd in the 10 & 11 Years Boys Flag Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Farmhand for "Tim" Leonard R. BYGRAVE in Dudawa, East Arrino [P2]
Resided in Arrino until enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 January 1944 [16]
     Leading Aircraftman 84228 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 12 Aircraft Repair Depot during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 24 April 1945 [16]
Resided in Winchester in 1947 [0: image 04463]
During his time in Winchester he is believed to have worked as a farmhand for his brother "Ted" Edward J. PEARCE [P2]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1947-1952 [0: images 04623 & 04651] [7: pages 196-7]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1949 [0: image 04519]
In 1948 he was the "Fairest & Best" player of the North Midlands Football Association [7: page 196]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1954 [0: image 04769]
Sharefarmer in Arrino for at least the years 1955-1965 [19]
In the early 1980s he was living in Maley Street, Three Springs and working as a Gardener [24]
Passed away at the age of 58 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 24 January 1982 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 181) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Newman Pearce' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 December 2019 from  [ sources ]

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