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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Francis William MCINERNEY

Born C.1871 in Ennis, Country Clare, Ireland [30: item 1946012] [39: 15-Mar-1948]
Farmer in Three Springs, Western Australia in 1917 [30: item 1946012]
Married Nellie MCMAHON in Perth in 1917 [66]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Geraldton on 2 March 1917 [30: item 1946012]
When he enlisted he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 152 pounds and had grey eyes and brown streaky grey eyes [30]
Under distinctive marks it was noted that the forefingers of his left hand were missing [30]
He gave his next of kin as his wife, whose address was initially Three Springs but changed to Moora during the war [30]
After training at Blackboy Hill in the Perth hills he was appointed to the 26th Reinforcements of the 11th Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A30 Borda on 26 June 1917 [30]
After further training in England he proceeded to France on 2 August 1917 and was transferred to the 51st Battalion [30]
Private 7750 in the Australian Imperial Force's 51st Battalion during the First World War [30]
He was hospitalised five times during the war due to injury or illness - twice from being gassed and three times for bronchitis [30]
In late 1918 he was returned to Australia suffering from premature senility [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 31 January 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
Farmer in Moora in 1925 [50]
In 1931 he was working as a Labourer and living at 1 Fifth Avenue in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [50]
Later resided on King William Street in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [50]
Father of Sydney Marguretta, Eileen and William John [39: 15-Mar-1938]
Died 30 March 1948; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, HA, 586) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis William McInerney' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/francis-william-mcinerney [reference list]




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