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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George DRING

Born 20 October 1905 in Kelstern, Lincolnshire England [16]
Obtained university matriculation and worked in a jewellers shop in England [P37]
Left England in 1924 travelled by shop to Sydney, New, South Wales, Australia[P37]
In later 1924 shifted to Western Australia to join his brother Bill [P37]
Himself and his brother Bill worked together doing contract clearing of scrub and bush on farms [7: page 52]
By 1926 they had saved enough capital and at nine shillings and sixpence an acre purchased in partnership land near Carnamah [P37]
On 9 April 1926 purchased in partnership with his brother Bill the 2201 acre Lot M1632 of Victoria Location 2021 [27]
Farmer of Lindum Farm on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road near Carnamah [P37]
Farmed Lindum in partnership with his brother George 1926-1928 and 1933-1946 [P37]
Along with his brother George resided in a "camp" near a fresh water creek on the farm [P37]
Farmed Lindum in partnership with his brother Bill and E. V. Douglas ALLEN 1928-1933 [P37]
In partnership they extended the farm with the purchase of the 4696 acre Lot M1776 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah dressed as "Shell Motor Spirit" on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Married "Vi" Violet Hazel ALFIERI in 1933 [66]
Following Doug ALLEN's return to Ireland in 1933 he once again farmed Lindumin partnership with just his brother George [P37]
Attended and competed at the Carnamah Golf Club's Season Opening at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1937 [5: 14-May-1937, 11-Jun-1937]
At the wind-up of the 1937 season he received the trophy for coming runner-up in the Carnamah Golf Club's Club Plate [5: 17-Sep-1937] 
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 14 July 1938 [204]
He spent six months in England during at least some of which he spent at Utterby in Lincolnshire, England [204]
Departed Southampton, England on the steamship Moreton Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 March 1939 [63]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 27 November 1941 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 46052 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 4 Transport and Movement Office during thee Second World War [16]
On 19 April 1944 himself and his brother purchased an adjoining farm 2498 acres that had previously belonged to LEWIS Bros [27]
Served with the Royal Australian Air Force until his discharge on 14 November 1944 [16]
During his time in the Air Force his wife and children had resided in Perth [P37]
A short time after the Second World War dissolved partnership with his brother[P37]
Farmer of the 2498 acre Kelstern Farm in Caron [P37]
His 2498 acres was the land that had previously belonged to LEWIS Bros, namely Lot M1634 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
Obtained the telephone in 1951 - was telephone number Carnamah-46U until 1960 and was then number Carnamah East 236 [60]
Remained on Kelstern until 1978 when he retired to Perth [P37]
Passed away at the age of 75 years at the Lemnos Hospital in Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park [24]
Father of John, Barbara, Julie and Nola [P37]
Died 20 June 1981 in Shenton Park WA; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs WA (Anglican, Plot 146) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Dring' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-dring  [ sources ]




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