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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


George Henry CLARK

Born 6 May 1918 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Teddy" Edgar James CLARK and Mary Ellen CONNELLY [P35]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah from 1918 until 1940 [P35]
Educated at the Carnamah State School [P35] after which he worked in Carnamah as a farmhand until 1940 [6]
Said to have been an able sportsmen as a child who you couldn't bowl out in cricket [P27]
After falling over at school and badly damaging his knee he was sent to Perth and returned with a metal thing on his leg [P27]
He could walk if the ground was flat so to assist some of his schoolmates used to push him to school in a cart [P27]
After returning to Perth and having the brace removed he could walk normally again and became a very good footballer [P27]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 15 October 1927 as an "Admiral" [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the educational section of the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Along with George BREWER came 2nd in the Three Legged Race at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Also attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball, dressed as "Sundowner" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
One of the three goal-kickers in a football match between the Carnamah and Three Springs State Schools on 16 July 1932 [5: 22-Jul-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1932-33 [5: 28-Oct-1932]
Played for the Bachelors in a 'Benedicts verses Bachelors' cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 18 December 1932 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
Farmhand in Carnamah for Cyril RAYNER during seeding of 1933 [P7]
Competitor in John KENNY's 2nd Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [4: 16-Dec-1933] [5: 12-Oct-1934, 1-Nov-1935, 30-Oct-1936] [56]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1933-1936 - was Assistant Secretary in 1935 [5: 7-Jul-1933, 3-May-1935, 30-Oct-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Badminton Club Party at John and Doris MCLEAN's home in Carnamah on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1934-1937 [5: 17-Aug-1934, 31-May-1935, 29-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Attended the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 in a group dressed as a "Coster Bill" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues"[5: 6-Mar-1936]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
He had the third highest batting average in the Carnamah Cricket Club for the 1935-36 season with an average of 24.0 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as Sarah of the Rud Family [5]
     with Andrew G. FITZGERALD as Dad, Roger F. W. CLARK as Mum, Hubert A. LEE as Dave and Edgar J. CLARK as Joe [5]
     The five of them were awarded the prize for the Most Humorous in attendance in fancy dress [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Worked on the construction of the first bulk handling wheat bin in Carnamah during October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     Played for the "Bulk Handlers" in their lost cricket match against the Carnamah Cricket Club on 11 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Won the Men's Trophy at the Carnamah Badminton Club's Handicap Singles Tournament on 22 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Came 2nd in the Hurry Scurry Bike Race at the R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Won the Bachelor's Supper with ticket number 16 at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball on 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
At 9.9 stone competed in the Boxing Tournament before a full house in Carnamah on Saturday evening 28 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
     Partook in two three minute rounds of fast hard hitting against Kid DYKE (9 stone) and secured a knockout in the last round [5]
On 2 December 1940 was farewelled at the Carnamah Football Club's rooms prior to leaving Carnamah for Army camp [0: images 03964]
Left Carnamah on 3 December 1940 having been accepted for enlistment in the Australian Army [0: images 03961 & 03964]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 December 1940 [16]
     Private WX9627 in the Australian Army's 2/28 Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     While in active service abroad he received a Christmas present from the Carnamah Girls Club in 1941 [0: image 04069]
     In September 1942 word was received in Carnamah that he was a Prisoner of War [0: image 04163]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 May 1945 [16]
Returned to Carnamah for a short period after the war and lived with his brother Ron and sister-in-law Olive [P35]
Resided of late in Perth [2]
Died 1 October 1975; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, PB, 672) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Henry Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 January 2021 from [sources]

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