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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Frank" Francis Vernon FELS

Born 15 April 1899 in Cue, Western Australia [16]
Son of Ernest Robert Dillon FELS and Lucy May BIRCH [2] [15]
Resided with his parents in Bernard Street in the Perth suburb of Claremont [187]
Himself and his brother Ernest attended Saint Idephonsus College in New Norcia from 9 February 1914 until December 1914 [187]
Bank Employee in Kununoppin in 1923 [187]
Bank Clerk in Kellerberrin in 1925 [50]
Employee at the Bank of New South Wales in York in 1928 [187]
Married Mary Kathleen ROCKETT in Perth in 1931 [66]
Farmer in Mount Barker in 1936 [50]
Arrived in Carnamah on Tuesday 16 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Agricultural Bank Inspector for the North Midlands based in Carnamah 1937-1941[5: 19-Feb-1937] [19]
Motored to Perth for Easter and returned to Carnamah with his wife and children on Monday 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Travelled to Perth in June 1937 to see his brother Leslie H. FELS of Wagin who was injured in an accident near Bullsbrook [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was Auditor 1937-1941 [52]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Doris FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 10 October 1939 [0]
Foundation Secretary of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1940[0: image 03073]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Australian Defence League - was Secretary in 1940 [0: image 03948]
Committee Member in 1940 and Financial Member in 1940 and 1941 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 03999]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1941 [0: image 04008]
Member of the Carnamah Volunteer Defence Corps in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Member of the Bowling Club that played at H. H. CHAPPEL's Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Secretary and Trustee of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941[0: image 04014 / 5]
Initially resided in a house in Yarra Street, Carnamah [61]; later lived at 17 Robertson Street, Carnamah [P73]
In December 1941 he received notice of his transfer to Lake Grace [0: image 04054]
He was farewelled at a function put on by the Carnamah Sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers League [4: 17-Jan-1942]
Left Carnamah for Lake Grace in January 1942 [4: 17-Jan-1942]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith [2]
Father of two children in 1938 [0: image 03314]
Died 26 December 1970; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, PA, 342) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Vernon Fels' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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