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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harry" Henry BRADY

Born 19 January 1887 in Perth, Western Australia [P56]
Son of Frederick BRADY and Mary Frances DEE [15]
Labourer in Strawberry 1909-1912 [50]
Labourer and Farmhand in Irwin 1913-1915 [18] [50]
After successfully applying, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Geraldton on 18 August 1915 [30: item 3110640]
     On enlistment he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 lbs., with dark brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion [30]
     Gave his mother Mrs Mary CALDWELL as his next of kin, her address being "C/- Post Office Irwin, Midland Line, W.A." [30]
     After military training at Blackboy Hill he was on 14 January 1916 appointed to the 13th Reinforcements of the 11th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on the H.M.A.T.Borda on 17 January 1916 and disembarked in England [30]
     After further training in England proceeded to France for active service on 5 September 1916 [30]
     Private 4328 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     From 28 September 1916 to 6 November 1916 he was attached to the 1st Pioneer Battalion for mining duties in the field [30]
     Hospitalised in France on 1 June 1918 due to illness and on 12 July 1918 was invalided to England [30]
     After four months in England returned to France on 21 November 1918, and rejoined the 11th Battalion on 7 December 1918 [30]
Married "Dorothy" Annie Elizabeth BAIGENT on 12 April 1919 at the Parish Church in Stoke-next-Guildford, Surrey, England [30]
    Returned to Western Australia with his wife on the steamshipKonigen Louise, arriving in Fremantle on 2 August 1919 [30]
    Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 25 September 1919; received the British War Medal the Victory Medal [30]
Came second in the Maiden Handicap race at the Railway Picnic Day in Arrino on Saturday 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
Railway Fettler in Gunyidi 1921-1925 [19]
Clearing Contractor in Three Springs in 1925 [50]
Then resided in Mingenew prior to shifting to Winchester in 1928 [19] [25]
Employed by the Midland Railway Company as a Fettler and Length Runner in Winchester from 1928 to 1933 [6] [25]
     Resided with his wife and children in a house on the west side of Choral Street in the Winchester townsite [P217]
     Played the accordion at some of the functions held in Winchester [4: 2-Nov-1929]
     One of the providers of music at the Cricket Dance in Winchester on Saturday 25 August 1928 [4: 1-Sep-1929]
     Returned to Winchester in mid 1928 after recovering from being struck in the back with a pick [4: 20-Oct-1928]
     Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held in Winchester on Saturday 10 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
     Attended and supplied music at the Euchre Party and Dance in Winchester on Saturday 14 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
     Attended and won the most games at the Euchre Party & Dance held in the Winchester School Hall on 25 July 1931 [4: 1-Aug-1931]
In late 1933 or early 1934 shifted with his family from Winchester to Carnamah [25]
Labourer in Carnamah 1934-1941 [6]
Length Runner employed by the Midland Railway Company in Carnamah in 1935 and 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936] [88]
On 16 November 1935 received serious internal injuries when his Railway Motor collided with a truck at the Coorow railway yards [88]
     He was transported to Carnamah and was admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital at about 12:30 p.m. [88]
     At 7 p.m. he was operated on by Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL and was reported afterwards to be "progressing favourably" [88]
Discovered three wooden sleepers laid across the railway line three miles south of Winchester on Monday 30 December 1935 [5]
     He found and removed the sleepers at 11:15 a.m. - about an hour before a mixed train would have run into them [4] [5]
     He then proceeded to Carnamah and reported the outrageous incident by some irresponsible person [4: 11-Jan-1936] [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Won the Throwing at Wicket at the R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
In 1943 was an employee in Carnamah of P.M.G. (Post Master General) [0: image 04192]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s [52]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in 1943 and 1946 [53]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
His wife Dorothy passed away at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on 14 June 1964, aged 71 years [24]
Left the Carnamah district shortly after the death of his wife and resided at various localities, eventually settling in Bunbury [P71]
Father of Maisie, Pearl, Donald, Dorothy and Bernice [95]
Died 14 September 1972 in Bunbury, and was buried in a cemetery in Bunbury [P56]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Henry Brady' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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