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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George Hugh MEHARRY

Born 1887 in Kerang, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of William MEHARRY and Sarah FELLOWS [15]
Commercial Traveller in Bridgetown in 1916 [18]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 1 June 1916 [30: item 8030567]
     On enlistment was recorded as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 148 lbs. with  blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed on 28 September 1916 to the 4th Reinforcements of the 44th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916 [18]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 12 December 1916 and after further training proceeded to France on 4 February 1917 [30]
     Private 2370 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Accidentally Wounded in Action in France on 16 September 1917, however remained at duty [30]
     Wounded in Action in France on 10 August 1918 and was invalided back to England for treatment for a gunshot wound [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 30 March 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Resided in Three Springs, Western Australia for at least the years 1930-1937[4] [5]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club from 1930-31 to 1934-35 and in 1936-37[4: 8-Nov-1930] [5: 12-Apr-1935, 27-Nov-1936]
Represented the North Midlands Cricket Association in their match against the Morawa-Perenjori Association in 1930 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Played for the victorious R.S.L. team who defeated "The Rest" at cricket in Three Springs on Sunday 2 December 1934 [5: 7-Dec-1934]
He was among the ex-servicemen at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Cricket Association in their victory against the Morawa Association on 10 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Committee Member of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
     Attended the presentation of a bed from the Sub-Branch to the North Midlands District Hospital on 13 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Played for the "Railways" in their lost cricket match against the Three Springs Cricket Club on 21 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Later resided in Koojan [2] [16]
Died 18 September 1942; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, IA, 372) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Hugh Meharry' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-hugh-meharry [reference list]




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