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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Harold Thomas SEYMOUR

Born 27 October 1906 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of Henry SEYMOUR and "Bella" Isabella Jane BROAD [192]
Resided with his parents on Cowalcarra Farm in Moora from his birth until 1909 when they shifted to Woodbine Farm in Miling [P371]
Educated at the Moora State School 1914-1917 and then at the Round Hill State School in 1917 and 1918 [P371]
Did further schooling by correspondence classes at home on the farm which were supervised by his elder sister Evelyn [P371]
Following the conclusion of his schooling he farmed Woodbine Farm in Miling with his father and brothers [P371]
He was a nephew of Mrs Blanche A. BOTHE of Coorow and cousin of Richard B. BOTHE and Lloyd D. BOTHE of Coorow [192]
Won 1st prize for Southdown Ram at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Won the 100 yards Sheffield Handicap at the Easter Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Best man at the wedding of George A. RAFFAN of Inchgower and Mavis S. PETHICK of Petan in Winchester in 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Came 3rd in the 75 Yards Sprint at Boxing Day Sports Meeting at Maley Park in Coorow on Saturday 26 December 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Married Alice Maud PETHICK of Winchester on Thursday 8 July 1937 at Saint George's Anglican Hall in Carnamah [5: 9-Jul-1937]
His best man was at his wedding was his brother Stanley G. SEYMOUR, who was also a Farmer in Miling [5: 9-Jul-1937] [50]
Farmer of Meridale Farm in Miling 1937-1951 [P371]
Member of the Miling Football Club, Miling Tennis Club and Miling Golf Club [P371]
Member of the Round Hill Rifle Club [P371]
Member of the Miling Pasture Improvement Group and the Miling Progress Association [P371]
Corporal W75151 in Moora's Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Drowned after being washed off rocks by a king wave while fishing at Goats Gulch in Kalbarri [P371]
Father of Desmond and Beryl [P371]
Died 29 June 1951; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA (Anglican, Plot 8)[116]
Following his death his farm in Miling was run by his wife with assistance from his brother Richard H. SEYMOUR [P371]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harold Thomas Seymour' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/harold-thomas-seymour [sources]




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