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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Neil" Frederick Neil ARMSTRONG

Born 2 March 1924 in Maylands, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jim" James ARMSTRONG and Gladys Ethel BECK [P263]
Resided with his parents and siblings on Petan Farm in Winchester 1924-1928 [P263]
After leaving Petan they resided for a year in a house on John RAFFAN's Inchgower Farm in Winchester [P263]
Then resided with his parents and siblings on his father's Lakeside Farm in Winchester / Carnamah 1929 onwards [P263]
Enrolled at the Winchester State School in the Winchester townsite on 17 September 1929 [25]
Gave a recitation at the Winchester State School's Concert at the Winchester School on Saturday 14 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for a Pencil Drawing and Design Drawing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 2 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Received a demonstration of vegetable judging by judge Harold C. STACEY at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1938 [0: image 03324]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 03999]
Apprentice Mechanic at "Bill" William A. HEINZ's garage at 17 Macpherson Street in Carnamah in 1942 [0: image 04083]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army at Karrakatta on 28 March 1943 [16]
Sergeant in the Australian Army's 2/9 AA W/S BCOF Workshops (RAEME) [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 19 March 1952 [16]
Married Violet Mabel KING in Perth in 1952 [66]
Farmer in Carnamah 1955-1967 [3] [19]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1955-1957 [58]
In 1962 was the owner of a Holden sedan car with licence plate CA-343 [22]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 11 October 1963 [96]
Served on the Carnamah Shire Council representing the Yarra Ward 1963-1967 [7: page 112]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Neil Armstrong' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-neil-armstrong [sources]




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