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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frank MILES

Born 19 November 1907 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England [16]
Son of A. C. MILES [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Farmer in Waddy Forest, Western Australia [19]
His farm was initially 1312 acres in size, consisting of Victoria Locations 8671 and 8672 [3]
During the 1930s extended his farm to a total of 1475 acres with the purchase of Victoria Location 9639 [3]
Delivered the first load of wheat in Coorow for the 1933 season on Wednesday 8 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club 1935-1937 [5: 30-Aug-1935, 12-Jun-1936, 23-Jul-1937]
"Miles Bros & Briand" sold 90 suckers on 8 October 1935 - 35 at 14/10, 25 at 15/4, and 29 at 15/7 per head [5: 11-Oct-1935]
"Miles Bros & Briand" sold one bale of wool at 15½d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 25 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
"Miles Bros & Briand" sold 64 suckers on 23 September 1936 - 33 at 20/7 and 31 suckers at 16/10 per head [5: 25-Sep-1936]
He was among those from Waddy Forest who travelled to Perth for the Perth Royal Show in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
"Miles Bros & Briand" purchased a new Dodge truck in early November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
"Miles Bros & Briand" sold 45 lambs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 4 November 1936 -  27 at 13/7 and 18 at 10/4 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
In November 1936 "Miles Bros" fitted their Twin City tractor with Barnett Glass pneumatic tyres [5: 4-Dec-1936]
The pneumatic tyres were purchased through the agency of Mrs Eva V. CASEY of Coorow [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Groomsman at the wedding of his brother Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD in Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
"Miles Bros & Briand" sold four bales of wool through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at 16¼d. per pound in September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 7 April 1942 and was discharged on 14 January 1944 [16]
Signalman 20505 in the Australian Army's 9 Line Section during the Second World War [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 19 August 1966; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8C, 2)


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Miles' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frank-miles [reference list]




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