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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Fred" Frederick John SILLMAN

Born 28 June 1903 in Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales [16] [20] [21]
Son of colliery examiner Thomas SILLMAN and Elizabeth GARRETT [20] [21]
He was one of at least nine children with siblings James, Thomas, Ethel, Edith, Alfred, Clifford, Elizabeth and Reginald [20]
In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 2 Coalbrook Vale in Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales [20]
With a profession of Collier's Helper he was living at the Government Instructional Centre in Brandon, Norfolk, England in 1928 [20]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orsova on 8 December 1928 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Farmhand at Lake Carmody in the Hyden district in 1930 and 1931 [50]
Farmhand in Three Springs 1934-1942 [19] [50]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army in the Perth suburb of Claremont on 15 January 1942 [16] [225: 17-Jan-1942]
Private WX19085 in the Australian Army's 11th Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 29 March 1944 [16]
Labourer living at 39 Hope Street in the Perth suburb of White Gum Valley for at least the years 1954-1968 [50]
Resided at 9 Sewell Street in the Perth suburb of East Fremantle for at least the years 1972-1977 [50]
Later resided at Burrendah in the Perth suburb of Willetton [2]
Died 13 July 1981; ashes scattered to the wind at Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick John Sillman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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