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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Gray" Grace Welsh THOMSON

Born 31 March 1920 in Largo, Fife, Scotland [16]
Daughter of James Fowler THOMSON and Nellie Simpson WELSH [108]
Resided with her parents on Anster Farm in Marchagee, Western Australia [108]
Best Girl Rider under 14 years and came 2nd in the Lady's Hack at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Came 2nd in both the Walk Trot & Gallop and the Open Trot Handicap at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 dressed in floral chiffon organdie [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won 1st for Lady's Hack and 2nd for Trotting Horse and 12-stone Gent's Hack at the 1936 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 in "brown cire spot taffeta with gold lame" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Part of the Best Set as "Arabians" at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Exhibited in the Ring Events at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park in Coorow on 2 September 1937 [5]
     Awarded four 2nd prizes for the Flag Race, Swerving Race, Open Trot and the Walk, Trot & Gallop [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Won 1st for Trotting Horse and 2nd for Lady's Hack and Best Lady Rider at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Resided in the Melbourne suburb of Kew prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 13 April 1942 [16]
     Captain VF345268 in the Australian Army's Australian Women's Army Service during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 April 1946 [16]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Grace Welsh Thomson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 April 2024 from [reference list]

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