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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Gillie" Gilford HAINES

Born 1869 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of Henry Hall HAINES and Sarah CLINCH [15]
He was a Butcher by trade but worked for Victorian Railways prior to leaving Victoria and shifting to Western Australia [30: item 4266392]
Married (1) Ellen REYNOLDS in Perth in 1898 [15]
Gardener of Moora Larry Farm in Mingenew 1903-1906 [50]
He was among the earliest settlers in Three Springs [31: 30-Jun-1911]
Railway Repairer / Fettler for the Midland Railway Company in Three Springs in 1906 and 1907 [6] [P2]
Farmer of Morningside Farm in Three Springs 1908-1914 [6] [19] [24]
     He was the owner and farmer of the 362 acre Lot 1 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area in Three Springs [44]
     The Kadathinni Agricultural Area was 10,000 acres in size and was initially intended to be a State Experimental Farm [120: 5-Oct-1933]
     In 1910 he grew 62 acres of crop on his farm in Three Springs [9: 17-Jun-1910]
     He had a potato crop growing in the lighter soil on his farm in Three Springs in 1911 [31: 30-Jun-1911]
Member of the Kadathinni Farmers & Progress Association 1908-1911 - was Inaugural Chairman in 1908 [9: 24-Feb-1911] [103: page 30]
Foundation Committee Member of the Kadathinni Cricket Club in Three Springs in 1909 [9: 20-Aug-1909]
Attended and spoke at the Three Springs State School's Concert & Christmas Tree held on 24 December 1909 [31: 14-Jan-1910]
He was listed as a "Station Manager" in Three Springs in 1910 [50]
Came 2nd in the Old Buffers Race at the Sports Meeting held in Three Springs on Easter Monday 17 April 1911 [9: 21-Apr-1911]
Played for the losing married men in a Married verses Single cricket match held in Three Springs on 4 February 1912 [9: 1-Mar-1912]
He donated five shillings to the Moora District Hospital Fund during November 1912 [9: 15-Nov-1912]
He gave a subscription of two shillings and sixpence towards the annual Three Springs Day event in 1913 [9: 3-Oct-1913]
During the 1914-15 financial year he sold his 362 acre farm in Three Springs to FRANKLIN Bros [44]
Butcher in Three Springs in 1915 [6]
Travelled to Perth in early August 1915, and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 9 August 1915 [10: 13-Aug-1915] [30: item 4266392]
     Briefly returned to Three Springs and on Saturday 14 August 1915 left to enter the A.I.F. camp at Blackboy Hill [10: 20-Aug-1915]
     On enlistment was noted as 5 feet 3¾ inches tall, weighing 131 lbs. with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion [30]
     Gave his next of kin as Mrs Blanche KOCH of TS, however later changed altered this to his brother Edward of St. Kilda VIC [30]
     On 16 October 1915, after brief military training, he was appointed to the 12th Reinforcements of the 11th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the R.M.S. Mongolia on 22 November 1915 [94]
     Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt on H.M.T. Corsican on 29 March 1916 and disembarked in Marseilles, France on 5 April [30]
     Corporal 3807 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Admitted to hospital on 8 September 1916 suffering from trench feet; returned to duty on 17 November 1916 [30]
     Later attached to Base Depots and Kit Stores in France and then in England from November 1916 to October 1919 [30]
     Invalided back to Australia in October 1918 on the H.T. Sardinia due to premature senility and recurrent bronchitis [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. on 21 February 1919; received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
On his discharge from the Australian Imperial Force he returned to Three Springs[19]
     His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
His engagement to Miss HENNELL of Three Springs was announced in February 1920 [10: 13-Feb-1920]
     Married (2) Mary Ann Letitia HENNELL on 3 March 1920 at the residence of Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs [P389]
     Witnesses to their marriage were local farmer Frederick E. S. JAMES and his eldest son "Chris" William C. H. HAINES [P389]
Farmer in Three Springs in 1920 [P389]
Farmer in Arrino in 1921 [50]
Cash Butcher and Commission Agent in Three Springs 1923-1925 [10: 15-Jun-1923] [60]
     Ran the business in partnership with his eldest son "Chris" William C. H. HAINES as "Haines & Haines" [10] [61]
     They sold meat of first class quality and delivered order anywhere [9: 4-May-1923]
     Regularly advertised their business in The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper [10: 6-Jul-1923, 20-Sep-1923]
     Also advertised their butchering business in The Midlands Advertiser newspaper [9: 4-May-1923]
     Their Butcher's Shop in Three Springs was telephone number Three Springs-11 [60]
     In 1924 and 1925 Haines & Haines donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee [124]
     They also donated a pig to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee to raffle at their Picnic Race Meeting in 1925 [124]
     Appear to have sold their butchering business to Norman SAGGERS as by 1926 he had telephone number Three Springs-11 [60]
Farmer east of Arrino / Three Springs [P2]
     Resided on Touche Street in the Three Springs townsite, however later built a house and shifted out to the farm [4: 22-Sep-1928] [P2]
     Farmed the property, which was about 1,800 acres in size and contained a lot of rocks, until his death from mouth cancer [P2]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1923 and 1925 [124]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
Judge of the Swine section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Donated a prize for the Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs in aid of the local Anglican Church on 27 June 1929 [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Vermin Inspector for the Arrino and Dudawa wards of the Three Springs Road Board 1933-1935 [5: 26-May-1933, 1-Feb-1935]
Noxious Weed Inspector for the Three Springs Road Board in 1934, following the discovery of wild turnip and star thistle [5]
     His duties were to destroy wild turnip on roads and inspect farms to ensure farmers were eradicating the noxious weed [5: 16-Nov-1934]
Attended the Annual Ratepayers' Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board at 3 p.m. on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Father of Chris, George, Gilford, Amy, Florence and Leonard by his first wife [15] [P2]
Father of Robert, Keith, Thelma and Olga by his second wife [P2]
Died 13 April 1947 in Three Springs; buried at Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 67) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gilford Haines' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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