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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Oscar" Harold Oscar R. PHILLIPS

Born 1889 in Southampton, Hampshire, England [20] [21]
Son of hairdresser Robert Burfield PHILLIPS and Kate ROOTS [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with his parents and brother Norman in two rooms of a house at 65 Clifford Street in Saint Mary, Hampshire [20]
Ten years later, in 1901, was living with his parents and brothers Norman and Reginald at 3 High Street in Sandown, Hampshire [20]
After leaving school worked as a Clerk in England [70]
Served in the Armed Forces during the First World War [34]
Married Constance Annie TUMBER in 1915 in London, England [21]
Along with his wife and two children departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Zealandic in late 1920 [70]
They arrived on the steamship Zealandic in Fremantle, Western Australia on 15 January 1921 [70]
Farmhand for his brother-in-law Thomas JOHNSTON on Dunston Park Farm in Carnamah in 1921 and 1922 [19] [50]
Wrote to the Midland Railway Company on 27 July 1921 in regards to buying prospective farmland in Carnamah from the Company [34]
He and two other interested buyers were wanting to buy land from the Company, but could not afford the 5% deposit [34]
Farmer on Group Settlement 47 on the Peel Estate in Serpentine 1924-1928 [6] [50]
Father of Constance and Stanley [70]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harold Oscar R. Phillips' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from  [ sources ]

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