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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Gil" Gilbert Henry GLASKIN

Born 21 March 1902 [P258] in Fremantle, Western Australia [15]
Son of Henry Marcus GLASKIN and Agnes CARTER [15]
Married "Del" Delia Mary GUGERI on 21 June 1923 at the Star of the Sea Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [P258]
     Following their marriage they could not afford a honeymoon but moved into a small flat in West Perth [P258]
     In 1925 they he was working as a Civil Servant and they were living at 1072 Hay Street in West Perth [50]
Secretary of the Carnamah District Road Board from 1926 until June 1927 [7: page 94]
     He received an annual salary of £300 in addition to a yearly allowance of £100 for the upkeep a motor car [86: 20-Aug-1927]
     His duties were expanded from 21 September 1926 following his appointment as Supervisor and Vermin Inspector [39: 28-Sep-1926]
     From the same date, due to an increased workload, Miss Kathleen W. D. MCNAMARA assisted him with office work [39: 28-Sep-1926]
     Representing the Road Board he attended a dinner of visiting pressmen in Three Springs in October 1926 [9: 22-Oct-1926]
Member of the Carnamah Progress Association - was Secretary in 1926 [81: 24-Oct-1926]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club - was Treasurer in 1926-27 [9: 8-Jul-1927]
In May 1927 he obtained a clearance to transfer from the Cottesloe Beach Football Club to the Carnamah Football Club [4: 7-May-1927]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1927 [9: 8-Apr-1927]
Secretary of the Loyal Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society (M.U.O.F.S.) in 1927 [39: 26-Apr-1927]
He visited Perth during February 1927 [4: 26-Feb-1927]
Manager of the Central Irwin Cricket Association's team which played at Country Week Cricket in Perth in March 1927 [86: 24-Feb-1927]
After a business trip to Perth he returned to Carnamah on Wednesday 4 May 1927 [4: 7-May-1927]
While on a visit to Perth in May 1927 underwent an operation and he returned in June for another operation [4: 28-May-1927] [39: 21-Jun-1927]
     He had been seriously ill with enteritis and was in hospital for eight weeks on the back of his wife also being unwell [86: 20-Aug-1927]
     Finding himself sorely in need of money he stole cash that came into his possession as part of his job [86: 20-Aug-1927]
     An audit of the Road Board's books showed irregularities of £407/13/7, which it was alleged he had stolen [81: 14-Aug-1927]
     As a result his employment was terminated without notice and a warrant was issued for his arrest [9: 19-Aug-1927]
He was arrested in Perth on 10 August 1927, went before the City Court in Perth and was released on bail [86: 11-Aug-1927]  [225: 10-Aug-1927]
His brother-in-law Bevil G. J. G. MORRIS offered the Carnamah District Road Board £443 as restitution [9: 19-Aug-1927]
     The restitution figure was offered on the strict condition that the warrant be withdrawn immediately [9: 19-Aug-1927]
     The Road Board, after a long discussion, decided four votes to two that they could not withdraw the warrant [225: 16-Aug-1927]
     Their decision was partly due to the fact that they'd be committing a felony if they accepted MORRIS' offer  [9: 19-Aug-1927]
     They instead made it known that they would support a plea for leniency if the money was repaid [225: 16-Aug-1927]
He once again went before the City Court in Perth on Friday 19 August 1927 [86: 20-Aug-1927]
     It was reported that he'd had only a small income prior to his employment with the Carnamah District Road Board [86]
     His sudden affluence was said to be his undoing and that in "order to show himself a good fellow he lived above his means" [86]
     In August 1927 he attempted to claim £30/0/4 owed in wages however the Carnamah District Road Board refused [9: 19-Aug-1927]
In the 1930s he worked as a Labourer and lived in the Perth suburb of Buckland Hill, later known as Mosman Park [50]
He was working as a Projectionist and living at 35 Johnston Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe in 1943 [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Father of Gerald and a further six children [333: 18-Mar-2000]
Died 12 February 1986; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, ZE, 469) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gilbert Henry Glaskin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from [reference list]

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