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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harry" Henry John BYRNE

Born 11 April 1893 in Wannamal, Western Australia [16]
Son of "EK" Edmund Keen BYRNE and Isabella WOODS [P137]
Resided with his parents on West Point Farm in Wannamal 1893-1914 [114]
He was born at his parents home on West Point and is the first known child to have been born in Wannamal [114: page 26]
Student at the Wannamal State School from 1904 to 1907 [114]
Shifted with his parents and siblings from West Point Farm in Wannamal to his father's farm in Three Springs in 1914 [114]
Resided with his parents on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs 1914- [P137]
Farmhand in Three Springs 1914-1916 [19]
Recited "The Loss of the Birkenhead" at the Concert & Dance held in Three Springs on Saturday 6 June 1914 [10: 12-Jun-1914]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1914 [9: 23-Oct-1914]
Recited "An Accident in a French Camp" at the concert in Three Springs in aid of Red Cross funds on 15 January 1915 [10: 22-Jan-1915]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 1 May 1916 [94]
     Underwent military training at the A.I.F. camp in the Perth suburb of Belmont [10: 16-May-1916]
     Briefly returned to Three Springs on leave during a portion of August 1916 [10: 18-Aug-1916]
     He was farewelled and wished a safe return at a social held at Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN's home in TS on 14 August 1916 [10]
     The next day, on Thursday 15 August 1916, he and Dick LYNCH were tendered a Public Farewell in Three Springs [10]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916 [94]
     Corporal 2047 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion during the Second World War [94]
     His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
After the war he returned to Three Springs where he worked as a Labourer [19]
Married Irene Ethel HOWARD in 1923 [66]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1920-21, 1921-22 and 1922-23 [9: 21-Jan-1921, 12-Jan-1923] [10: 17-Feb-1922]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1922 [10: 12-May-1922]
Attended the wedding dance of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Inaugural Committee Member of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1932 [5: 12-Aug-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
He was among the ex-servicemen at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
For at least the years 1935 to 1937 he was an employee of the Three Springs Road Board [5: 13-Dec-1935] [81: 11-Apr-1937]
Erecting a verandah on the south west side of his house in Three Springs in February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 26-Jun-1936, 26-Feb-1937]
In July 1936 gained permission from the Three Springs Road Board to erect a cyclone fence on his townsite block [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Part of the group who attended the Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on 5 December 1936 dressed as "Mickie & Minnie" [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Vice President of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
     Attended the presentation of a bed from the Sub-Branch to the North Midlands District Hospital on 13 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Lance Corporal of Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
After a dance at a function in the Three Springs Hall he collapsed to the floor and was dead [P2]
Father of Ken, Hazel, Betty, Neil, Max and Roy [P137]
Died 6 September 1944 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 58) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Henry John Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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