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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George Arthur BRADSHAW

Born 13 November 1892 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England [20] [30: item 3109516]
Son of hairdresser John BRADSHAW and Alice BICKLEY [21] [316]
He was baptised at Saint John's Church in Nottingham on 21 December 1892 [316]
His father died when he was a young child, after which his mother worked as a shopkeeper [20]
Resided with his mother, elder brother John and younger brother Edward in Nottingham [20]
In 1901 they were living at 62 Narrow Marsh in Nottingham and in 1911 were on Red Lion Street in Nottingham [20]
He was working as a Van Man in 1911 [20] and before leaving England had worked as a Horseman [203]
Departed from London, England on the steamship Orvieto on 1 August 1913 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
In 1914 was working as a Lumper and was living on Beach Road in Bunbury, Western Australia [18]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 3 September 1914[30: item 3109516]
     Gave his mother as his next of kin, her address at the time being 60 Red Lion Street, Nottingham, England [30]
     On enlistment he was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 150 lbs. with brown eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion [30]
     After undergoing military training he was on 6 October 1914 at Blackboy Hill appointed to the 11th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914 [94]
     Private 515 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion during the First World War [30]
     During the war served in Alexandria and Moascar in Egypt; Dardanelles and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey; and in France [30]
     He was wounded in Dardanelles on 25 April 1915; admitted to a hospital in Alexandria, Egypt for a gunshot wound to his head [30]
     On 17 May 1915 rejoined his unit at Gallipoli; hospitalised in Dardanelles for gastritis & general debility on 26 August 1915 [30]
     Returned to active service in Egypt in September 1915; embarked Alexandria, Egypt with his unit for France on 29 March 1916 [30]
     Wounded in Action in France on 30 May 1916 and subsequently hospitalised for a gunshot wound to his left arm [30]
     He was removed to England on 6 June 1916 where he was treated for his gunshot wound and nerve paralysis [30]
     Married Millicent Grace GILL in 1916 in Nottingham, England [21]
     Embarked Southampton, England on the hospital ship Marama and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 October 1916 [30]
     Served 185 days in Australia and 1 year and 351 days abroad; awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War and Victory Medals [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 5 February 1917 in Perth, discharge number 1478 [30: item 5105139]
Resided at 177 High Street in Fremantle, Western Australia in 1919 [30: item 5105139]
On 7 December 1919 applied with the Department of Repatriation for free passage for his wife from England to Australia [30]
     His application for passage was approved, so his wife Millicent presumably soon after sailed to Western Australia [30: item 5105139]
Grocer in Gingin in 1925 [50]
Grocer in Moora in 1931 [50]
     Committee Member of the Moora Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers' League in 1930 [12: 2-Oct-1930]
     Their only son "Teddy" Edward Henry BRADSHAW died in Moora aged 10 years on 6 November 1933 [39: 8-Nov-1933]
     Their son was buried at the Moora Public Cemetery (Anglican, Plot 154), with Rev. Frederick W. GUNNING officiating [116]
     Shifted to Carnamah in March 1934 to take over the management from Jack MURRAY of the Cash Supply Store [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Manager of the "Carnamah Cash Supply Store" in Mackie's Buildings at 19 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1934-1940 [5: 23-Mar-1934] [6]
     He managed the store for a Moora Company, which was owned by William D. COLE [5: 23-Mar-1934] [51]
     The Cash Store sold groceries, produce, hardware, glassware, drapery, millinery, clothing, footwear and fancy goods [13]
     Plume petrol was sold from a bowser outside the store, and fresh fruit and vegetables arrived four times a week [5: 20-Mar-1936]
     After two new rooms had been added he rented the house at 4 Niven Crescent in Carnamah (Lot 17 of M1354) [3] [5: 25-May-1934]
     His wife and children resided at Moora until their house was ready, which was rented from Cornelius SHEAHAN [3] [5: 18-May-1934]
     The store was advertised in 1935 as "The Larder of the Midlands" with "Service and Saving Assured to All Patrons" [120: 17-Oct-1935]
     In May 1936 the Carnamah Cash Supply Store he managed expanded into a second shop of Mackie's Buildings [5: 29-May-1936]
     The store was also known as the Carnamah Cash Store and the Carnamah Cash & Supply Store [120: 17-Oct-1935]
     Under the same ownership there was also a similar store in Moora [120: 17-Oct-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Provisional Group of Toc H in 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Served on the Carnamah-Coorow Anglican Church Vestry in 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
     Represented Carnamah at meetings of the amalgamated Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Parish later in 1934 [5: 16-Nov-1934]
     In 1935 he was elected the People's Warden for the South Section of the Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Parish [5: 17-May-1935]
     Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937[5: 4-Jun-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Anglican Church Committee - was elected Secretary on Sunday 12 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
     Spoke on behalf of Carnamah parishioners at the welcome to Rev. A. J. TOOMEY in Carnamah on 29 August 1934 [5: 31-Aug-1934]
     As Secretary of the Carnamah Anglican Church he conducted a Card Evening on 15 August 1935 to raise funds [5: 2-Aug-1935]
     He called a meeting for 8 p.m. on Tuesday 1 October 1935 to discuss the erection of a Church building [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     It was decided to call for tenders for the building of a Church, and he did so via The North Midland Times [5: 8-Nov-1935]
     As Secretary he also organised the Church's New Year's Eve Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 31 December 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Patron of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [56]
Attended Charlie OLSON's Surprise 70th Birthday at Lou JOHANSEN's farm on Thursday 17 January 1935 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
On 15 March 1935 convened meeting for a billiard tournament between the Carnamah Hotel and the rest of the district [5: 8 &15-Mar-1935]
Attended the R.S.L. Annual General Meeting and Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 6 April 1935 [5: 12 & 19-Apr-1935]
     At the Social he was presented with a mounted scarf pin and illuminated address from the Carnamah and Mingenew cricketers [5]
     The presentation was for his performances as a cricketer and in entertaining at dinner during Carnamah vs. Mingenew matches [5]
     He was said to have been overcome with embarrassment and gratitude, but regained his poise and entertained as usual [5]
Himself and George F. BROWN organised the R.S.L. Sports Meeting held in Carnamah on Easter Monday in 1935 [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Winner of bridge at the Bridge, Social & Dance held at the home of Roger and Margaret CLARK on 25 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Vice President, Committee Member and Social Committee Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
     President, Selection Committee Member and Delegate of the Carnamah Football Club in 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
     As delegate represented the Carnamah Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association [5]
     Himself and William DAVISON were the judges for the selection of the Fairest & Best player of each match [5: 8-May-1936]
     Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Presided over the Carnamah Football Club's Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Vice President, Committee Member, Trainer and Property Man of the Carnamah Football Club in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Winner of bridge at the Parkinson Tennis Club's Presentation and Card Evening in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Donated the Euchre Prize for the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association's Card Evening on 17 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was Secretary and Treasurer 1935-1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937] [52]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 12-Jul-1935, 17-Jul-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1935 and 1936 [5: 25-Oct-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Represented the Carnamah Cricket Club at meetings of the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1935-36 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Methodist Church's Treasure Hunt held at the home of George and Rose BOOTH in Carnamah on 10 January 1936 [5]
     Himself and Rev. Arthur R. COOPER tied as the winners of the Word Competition held during the evening [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Annual Meeting & Smoke Social of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the R.S.L. on Wednesday 11 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936
During his annual leave in March 1936 he was relieved by a Mr EVANS of the Moora Trading & Agency Company [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell Social & Dance for George F. and Florence M. BROWN at the Carnamah Hall on 23 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the R.S.L. Social to farewell "Chitter" George F. BROWN at the Carnamah Hostel on Friday evening 24 April 1936 [5]
     Endorsed comments on the good point of the guest of honour, rendered "Mother MacCree" and read a diploma [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the reception for the R.S.L. State President and State Secretary at the Carnamah Hotel on Friday 8 May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Lightning struck the petrol bowser outside the store he managed, but did little damage, on Thursday 21 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Vice President and Committee Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936, and President in 1937 [5: 19-Jun-1936, 19-Mar-1937]
     In November 1936 he was appointed a Steward for the weekly bike races conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Steward of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 12 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range in Three Springs on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell Social & Dance for Andrew G. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 6 March 1937 [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Speaker at the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Himself, his wife and their children spent his annual holiday in Fremantle during April 1937 [5: 9 & 23-Apr-1937]
     During his holiday he was relieved as Manager of the "Carnamah Cash Supply Stores" by George EVANS of Moora [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Coronation Celebrations Committee in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth on 12 May [5]
Inaugural Committee Member and Starter of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
Attended the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM at the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Secretary of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Made a speech of thanks to those who attended and helped make the Community Concert in Carnamah on 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Gave a vocal item at the House Party at George & Kathleen F. CATTO's Piyowola Farm in Carnamah on 21 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Goal Umpire at the North Midlands Football Association semi-final between Three Springs and Coorow in 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the Grand Ball that concluded the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in Three Springs on 31 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
     Welcomed and expressed appreciation at the presence of the Very Rev. Dean MOORE of Saint George's Cathedral in Perth [5]
The store he managed was advertised in the Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1938: [13]
     Carnamah Cash Store & Agency Coy. "The Larder of the Midlands" Best Quality Goods in all Departments at Lowest Prices [13]
     Groceries, Produce, Hardware, Glassware, Drapery, Millinery, Footwear, Fancy Goods" [13]
     Ladies Modernly Equipped Hairdressing Salon; All Fashionable Cosmetics Stocked; Fitting & Changing Room at your Disposal [13]
     Agencies:- Bunge (Aust.) Pty Ltd Wheat Buyers, Daily Wheat Prices Given; Dodge, De Soto, Austin cars and trucks; [13]
     Famous Case Tractors, Literature and Demonstration on Request; Victoria Insurance Co Ltd - Fire, Crops, Accident; [13]
     A.M.P. Insurance Co Ltd - Life Assurance, Specialised Advice Given; Alladdin Lamps, Stoves, Irons - Free Trial Offered [13]
     Telephone or Write 41 Carnamah and receive the "Service and Savings" that gives Satisfaction! [13]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah doctor Cecil Phillip ROSENTHAL on 8 April 1939 at the Winchester Cemetery [0]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Mary SIMPSON at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah on 19 April 1939 [0]
The "Carnamah Cash Store" donated £1/1/- to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1940 [13]
Foundation Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1940 [0: image 03074]
By early 1941 he had left Carnamah and was working in an Army canteen [0: image 04037]
Resided at Flat 4C, Rennie Crescent in the Perth suburb of Hilton Park in 1967 [30: item 3109516]
Father of Edward [39: 8-Nov-1933], Audrey, Alice and Ethel [P39]
Died 17 April 1968; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, AA, 1518) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Arthur Bradshaw' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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