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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Boysie" Herbert Benjamin BOYS

Born 22 September 1899 in Croydon, Surrey, England [16]
Son of John William BOYS and Ada Annie SMITH [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents, half-brothers Richard, Arthur and Henry, and his sister Emily at 16 Bensham Grove, Croydon [20]
His father departed London, England on the steamship Militades for Fremantle, Western Australia on 14 June 1907 [203]
Departed London, England with his mother, brother Charles and sister Emily on the steamship Oruba on 15 November 1907 [203]
They arrived on the steamship Oruba in Fremantle, Western Australia on 19 December 1907 [70]
Contractor in Arrino, Western Australia 1923-1925 [9] [19]
He is believed to have been the first person in Arrino to own a motorbike [P2]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1922-23 [9: 19-Jan-1923]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1923-1925 [9: 13-Jul-1923, 21-May-1926] [10: 26-Jun-1924]
Married Ivy May QUINNELL of Winchester in 1926 [66]
Storekeeper of the Winchester General Store and Post Office in Winchester in 1926 and 1927 [4: 7-Aug-1926, 9-Apr-1927]
In 1926 the Winchester General Store sold hardware, cigarettes, tobacco, drapery, home supplies and newsagency lines [4: 7-Aug-1926]
Advertised his General Store on a weekly basis in The Irwin Index newspaper in 1926 and 1927 [4: 7-Aug-1926, 9-Apr-1927]
Umpired local football matches in 1927, for which he was praised for his fairness and impartiality [4: 7-May-1927]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bayswater prior to enlisting in the Australian Army in September 1939 [16]
Corporal W243312 in the Australian Army's D R O during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 23 December 1944 [16]
Later resided in Geraldton with his wife Ivy and her parents, where they grew tomatoes [P89]
Died 25 April 1964; buried at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Herbert Benjamin Boys' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/herbert-benjamin-boys  [ sources ]




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