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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Gordon David LEONARD

Born 3 September 1921 in Three Springs, Western Australia [15] [16]
Son of "Jack" John Edward LEONARD and Selina May BRANDIS [P2]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs [19]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 as a "Paper Parcel" [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Won 2nd prize for Crayon Drawing at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Competitor in the Boxing Tournament conducted by the local R.S.L. in Three Springs on Saturday 18 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
At 9.7 stone competed in the Boxing Tournament before a full house in Carnamah on Saturday evening 28 August 1937 [5]
     After three two-minute rounds against John CLARK of Carnamah (also 9.7 stone) the match ended in a draw [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Resided in Boddington prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 11 June 1941[16]
     Craftsman WX14033 in the Australian Army's NT Area Workshops AEME during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 December 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the southern Perth suburb of Rockingham [2]
Died 19 August 1987; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gordon David Leonard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 January 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/gordon-david-leonard [sources]




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