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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Gordon William MORCOMBE

Born 1923 [15]
Son of William George MORCOMBE and Alice Elizabeth MOODY [P32]
Resided with his parents on Wynmara Farm in Waddy Forest [P86]
Student at the Waddy Forest State School in Waddy Forest [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as an "Arab Chief" [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
     Came in at 2nd place in the 12 years Boys Running Race, and also came 2nd in the 11 and 12 years Boys Broad Jump [5: 25-Oct-1935]
He and his parents travelled to Perth to witness the Head of the River rowing race on Monday 4 May 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Exhibited in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prize the Educational Competition for Boys under 14 years and 2nd for the Competition for Children under 14 years [5]
Student at Wesley College in South Perth in 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     In September 1937 he was at home in Waddy Forest spending his school holidays with his parents [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Married Iris Emily SAW in Perth in 1947 [66]
Resided of late in the south-eastern Perth suburb of Ferndale [2]
Died 22 April 2000; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gordon William Morcombe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 May 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/gordon-william-morcombe [reference list]




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