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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Oscar" Frank Oscar MALMGREEN

Born 1892 in South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [30] [54]
Son of "August" Paul August MALMGREEN and Minnie Agnes KORN [54]
Departed Melbourne with his mother on the steamship Pilbarra and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 24 September 1898 [70]
He served a four year apprenticeship with Sedgewick Ltd Lead Glazing [30]
His father died on 24 October 1915, aged 50 years and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
In 1915 and 1916 he worked as a Labourer and lived with his mother on Kennedy Street in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [30] [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Perth on 19 January 1916 [30: item 8212645]
     Gave his next of kin as his mother Mrs Minnie Agnes MALMGREEN whose address was also Kennedy Street, Maylands [30]
     At enlistment he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 150 pounds and had blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion [30]
     After training at Maribyrnong, Victoria he was appointed to 4th Reinforcements of the 10th Field Artillery Brigade [30]
     Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on H.M.A.T. A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 14 September 1916 after which he trained and served in England and Scotland [30]
     Proceeded to France in August 1917 where he served as Gunner until 13 January 1918 when he was appointed Driver [30]
     Gunner/Driver 26162 in the Australian Imperial Force's 3rd Field Artillery Brigade in France during the First World War [30]
     Returned to England in April 1919 and arrived back in Western Australia on the Somali on 8 July 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. on 23 August 1919; received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmer in Carnamah 1920-1923 [6] [44]
     His farm was the 746 acre Victoria Location 6923 on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah [39: 27-Oct-1923] [44]
     Yarra Yarra was one of four soldier settlement estates in Carnamah, and had previously belonged to Donald MACPHERSON [244]
     646 acres of his property was good clay soil and sandy soil of York gum, jam, salmon and ti-tree vegetation [39: 27-Oct-1923]
     The remaining 100 acres of his farm was clayey soil with scattered York gums, wattle trees and salt bush vegetation [39: 27-Oct-1923]
     Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
     One of the organisers of the dance held after the Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on Thursday 16 September 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
     Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1921-1923 [9: 10-Jun-1921, 8-Jul-1921, 28-Jun-1923]
     Sang a song at the farewell to departing railway stationmaster James J. STARLING in Carnamah on 18 June 1921 [9: 8-Jul-1921]
     Won 2nd prize for Wheat for Corn at the Picnic Race Meeting & Agricultural Show in Carnamah in 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
     Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
     421 acres of his farm were cleared by 1923, with a further 33 acres partially cleared [39: 27-Oct-1923]
     Also by 1923 his farm contained an 80-foot well, 183 chains of six-wire fencing, 62 chains of five-wire fencing [39: 27-Oct-1923]
     He was living in a three-roomed jarrah weatherboard house and had partly built a machinery shed [39: 27-Oct-1923]
     In October 1923 the Agricultural Bank called for tenders for the purchase of his farm in Carnamah [39: 27-Oct-1923]
     His farm appears to have been sold in 1923 to John LEASK, who farmed the property under the name of Lagoona Farm [3] [19] [50]
Died 7 December 1929; buried at the Busselton Pioneer Cemetery in Busselton, Western Australia [294]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Oscar Malmgreen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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