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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harold Friend THOMAS

Born 18 October 1905 in Mingenew, Western Australia [16]
Son of John THOMAS and Lydia CAHILL [15]
Baptised by Methodist minister J. E. STONE of Dongara on 3 December 1905 [84]
Resided with his parents in Mingenew 1905-1913, where his father was the local Midland Railway stationmaster [6] [9: 2-May-1913] [84]
Following his father's transfer they left Mingenew and shifted to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in April 1913 [9: 2-May-1913]
Married Margaret FORBES in 1926 [66]
Blacksmith's Striker in Mingenew 1927-1930, and Blacksmith in Mingenew 1931-1940[6] [19]
     He could be the 'H. Thomas' who had a Sunbeam motorcycle registered with the Mingenew Road Board in 1927 [86: 8-Oct-1927]
     Member of the Mingenew Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1930 [4: 3-May-1930]
     Listed as the undertaker of most burials at the Mingenew Cemetery between 1936 and 1944 [176]
     Member of the Mingenew Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Resided in Mingenew until enlisting in the Australian Army on 2 August 1940 [16]
     Corporal W236656 in the Australian Army's Western Australian Inspection Staff during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 October 1945 [16]
Died 14 January 1982; buried Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia[26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harold Friend Thomas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 10 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/harold-friend-thomas  [ sources ]




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