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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ian Watson BURNS

Born 28 May 1926 in Carnamah, Western Australia [16]
Son of John BURNS and Annie Morrison BLACK [P39]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah 1926-1936 [5] [6] [19]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1933 and 1934 [5: 22-Dec-1933, 9-Mar-1934]
At the end of 1933 received a prize for being one of the most hardworking Infant students at the Carnamah State School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won 2nd prize for a Flowering Pot Plant at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Along with his parents and brothers left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Tuesday night 7 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Scarborough prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 10 November 1944 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 85480 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 12 Aircraft Repair Depot during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 17 April 1946 [16]
Later resided in Rockingham [2]
Died 9 November 1996; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (RC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 9, 218) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ian Watson Burns' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ian-watson-burns [sources]




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