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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Frank Thomas Patrick HEUSTON

Born 1894 in West Ballarat, Victoria, Australia [30]
Son of Thomas HEUSTON, who worked as a blacksmith [30]
Farmhand in Trentham, Victoria, Australia in 1916 [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 28 November 1916 at Royal Park, Victoria, Australia [30: item 5481542]
     On enlistment was noted as 5 feet 3½ inches tall, weighing 142 lbs. with blue eyes, sandy hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     Gave his brother Samuel John HEUSTON as his next of kin, his address being Trentham, Victoria, Australia [30]
     Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A7 Medic on 16 December 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England; after undergoing further training in England proceeded to France on 24 December 1917 [30]
     Private 3159A in the Australian Imperial Force's 58th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Wounded in Action on 29 September 1918 in France - gunshot wound to the head; returned to England for treatment [30]
     From the 11 December 1918 until the end of the war was attached to the Australian Imperial Force's Headquarters in England [30]
     During the war was hospitalised on another three occasions for tonsillitis, influenza and the measles [30]
     On 16 March 1919 briefly returned to France with the A.I.F. Headquarters before returning to London, England [30]
     Granted leave from 7 April 1919 to 28 June 1919 to undertake instruction in motor mechanics with a firm in Westminster [30]
     Married Elizabeth BAKER on 17 April 1919 at Saint James' Church in Gunnersbury, Chiswick, Middlesex, England [30]
     Returned to A.I.F. Headquarters on the expiration of his leave on 28 June 1919 [30]
     Spent pre-embarkation leave at Clarence Road in Gunnersbury, Chiswick, Middlesex, England [30]
     Along with his wife embarked from Devonport, England on the H.T. Mahana on 25 September 1919 [30]
     They arrived on the H.T. Mahana in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 November 1919 [70]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 18 December 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmer in Carnamah in partnership with his brother Samuel John HEUSTON 1921-1926[6] [9: 9-Apr-1926] [19]
     He had acquired 839 acres on the Carnamah Estate through the Solider Settlement Scheme for £1/18/- per acre [9: 4-May-1923]
     On purchase his block, which was Victoria Location 7177, contained a four roomed house and 130 acres cleared [9: 4-May-1923] [44]
     Victoria Location 7177 is situated on the west side of Gangway Road and its south west corner adjoins the Midlands Road [62]     
     By May 1923 had cleared a further 230 acres and put in a 1,400 yard dam but lacked the finances to equip the farm [9: 4-May-1923]
     He gave evidence at the Royal Commission into the Soldier Settlement Scheme in Moora in early May 1923 [9: 4-May-1923]
     At the Royal Commission he stated that if he were granted a loan that he'd be able to get along alright [9: 4-May-1923]
     In 1925 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
     Appears to have sold his farm in Carnamah to Mrs Annie NIVEN of Carnamah in early 1926 [3] [9: 9-Apr-1926]
Through the services of William B. SERHIDAN held a clearing sale on the farm in Carnamah at 1 p.m. on Friday 9 April 1926 [9]
     At the clearing sale his stock, plant, machinery, household furniture and various sundries were sold by public auction [9]
     Stock sold at the clearing sale comprised of six farm horses, one cow, 14 Berkshire sows in pig, and one Berkshire boar [9]
     Plant and machinery consisted of a12-foot I.H.C. cultivator, 13-disc Mitchell drill, spring cart, 6-foot Osborne binder, [9]
     chaffcutter, horse box, 4-ton wagon, drill, and six pairs of chains and leading harness; while household effects included [9]
     a bedroom suite, dining table, kitchen furniture, usual household effects, and a host of sundries [9: 9-Apr-1926]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of East Fremantle [2]
Father of Mary Ann, William Henry, Beattie and Frank Meredith [P262]
Died 29 September 1954; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, A5, 123) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Thomas Patrick Heuston' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 July 2024 from [reference list]

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