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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harry BATTERSBY

Born 20 August 1930 [P335]
Son of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
Resided with his parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow 1930-1951 [P335]
He was baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 7 September 1930 [84]
Educated at the Coorow State School in Coorow and then at Guildford Grammar School in the Perth suburb of Guildford [P335]
Attended the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as a “Highland Lass” [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Came 3rd in the Boys Open Race and Boys to 9 Years Potato Race at the Coorow-Waddy Children’s Sports in 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Competed in the Winchester Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held on 13 January 1946 [5: 18-Jan-1946]
His motorbike collided with the car of Coorow farmer Jack MELVIN on The Midlands Road just north of Coorow on 28 April 1948 [5]
Following the accident he was treated in Three Springs for a cut over the eye and injuries to his leg and ankle [5: 7-May-1948]
Member of Coorow Tennis Club in 1949 [5: 24-Mar-1949]
Employee at the Rural & Industries Bank at 8 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P335]
Along with his parents left Coorow in 1951 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [P335]
Worked for the Rural & Industries Bank in Perth, and then for computer firm Burroughs in Perth and later in the Eastern States [P335]
Later worked as organiser of a valet car service in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [P335]
Married (1) "Peggy" [335] Margaret Elizabeth POOLE in Perth in 1956 [66]
Married (2) Pamela in 2007 [P335]
Father of Matthew, Jim and Karen [P335]
Died 28 April 2013 in New South Wales, Australia [45]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Battersby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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