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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harry" Henry Williamson RUNCIMAN

Born 11 July 1913 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Teacher of the one-teacher Billeroo State School in Billeroo, East Winchester 1936-1939 [73]
His annual salary amounted to £235 in 1936, £242 in 1937 and £271 for 1938 and 1939 [73]
During his time in Winchester he boarded with John and Lizzie LAWSON at Liberton Farm in Winchester [P23]
He rode his push bike from Liberton Farm in Winchester to the Billeroo State School each day [P23]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club following his arrival in 1936, and was Captain and Vice President in 1936-37 [5: 6-Mar-1936, 9-Oct-1936]
Played for the defeated "The Rest" in a cricket match against Carnamah in Coorow on Sunday 22 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
He and Alfred E. LUTZ, of the Inering State School, returned to Carnamah on Monday night 1 February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1937 [5: 18 & 25-Jul-1937]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 13 May 1938 [96]
Re-elected President of the Billeroo Cricket Club for the 1939-40 season [0: image 03853]
Said to have been "a much feared and fast bowler" in connection with local cricket matches [7: page 199]
In February 1940 was transferred to Upper Swan State School where he held the position of Assistant Teacher [0: images 03046 & 03064]
He was living in Wilga, between Donnybrook and Boyup Brook, prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 11 November 1943 [16]
Sergeant WX41018 in the Australian Army's Fremantle Coast Artillery during the Second World War [16]
Married Nancy MORRIS in Perth in 1944 [66]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 26 October 1945 [16]
School Teacher in Babakin in 1949 and in Wyalkatchem in 1954 [50]
By 1958 he and his wife were living at 10 Berkeley Crescent in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [50]
Attended the Billeroo State School reunion at the R.S.L. Hall on Grand Promenade in the Perth suburb of Bedford on 3 June 1990 [183]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park until his death in 1998 [2] [183]
Died 29 December 1998; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Gardens, Section D, Family Shrub, 5) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Henry Williamson Runciman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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