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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Hedley Bennett BROKENSHIRE

Born 27 March 1908 in Boulder, Western Australia [16]
School Teacher at the Billeroo State School at Billeroo, East Winchester in 1931 and 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932] [7: page 78]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1931 and 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932] [4: 15-Aug-1931]
Attended the Euchre Party held at Billeroo on Saturday 2 July 1932 and was the gent with the highest score [5: 15-Jul-1932]
In September 1932 was transferred from Billeroo to Yandanooka [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Was farewelled at a picnic held at the Government Wells near Winchester on Saturday 24 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Between 60 and 70 people attended his farewell, at which he received a presentation from his friends in Billeroo and Winchester [5]
In Yandanooka he initially taught in the Yandanooka Hall and then in the school building, which was opened in 1934 [101: page 70]
While teaching at Yandanooka he boarded at the Yandanooka Estate Homestead [101: page 70]
Married Dorothy I. PEARSON in 1936 [66]
Resided in Walkaway prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 21 December 1940 [16]
Class 2 Warrant Officer WX10540 in the Australian Army's 1 SRD Headquarters during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 27 July 1948 [16]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hedley Bennett Brokenshire' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hedley-bennett-brokenshire  [ sources ]




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