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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Gordon Lindsay MCNAMARA

Born 30 November 1912 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Harry" Henry Edwin MCNAMARA and Lillian Evelyn TOLHURST [P5]
Resided with his parents in Moora until September 1916, and then in Coorow 1916-1919 [6] [10: 22-Sep-1916, 19-Dec-1919]
His name was listed as a prospective student on applications for the reopening of the closed Coorow State School in May 1919 [215]
Won the 6-8 years Boys Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Resided with his parents in Mogumber 1919-1922 and in Dongara 1922-1925 [10: 19-Dec-1919] [9: 27-Oct-1922] [19]
Resided with his parents at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1925-1928 [185]
Student at the Carnamah State School [P5]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as a "Red Indian" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
In 1927 he was attending high school in Geraldton where he was "doing exceptionally well" [9: 29-Jul-1927]
Along with his parents left Carnamah and shifted to Northampton in 1928 [185]
Married Margaret L. DRAGE in Perth in 1940 [66]
Resided in Geraldton prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 13 February 1944 [16]
Corporal WX22782 in the Australian Army's 26 Works Company during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 21 June 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of West Perth [2]
Died 15 January 1973; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 28, 132) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gordon Lindsay McNamara' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 March 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/gordon-lindsay-mcnamara [sources]




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