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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ida Willsher BENTLEY / HYDE

Born 1 March 1919 in Maitland, Western Australia [55]
Daughter of "Tony" Edgar Henry BENTLEY and "Bea" Beatrice May WILLSHER [55]
Shifted with her parents from Maitland, South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia C.1926 [P139]
Resided in Carnamah with her parents on a farm belonging to FRANCIS Bros and then on a farm on the Inering Estate [P139]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1929 dressed as a "Beach Girl" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Went for a picnic with her friend Ruth Y. O. KNIGHT, her sister Shirley and Ruth's sister and cousin in May 1930 [81: 1-Jun-1930]
Attended the Inering Progress Association's Inering Picnic on BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
     Competed in the sports and came 2nd in the 10-12 year Girls Running Race and with Ruth KNIGHT won the Siamese Race [4]
Came 2nd in the Skipping Rope race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
On Sunday 11 September 1932 she presented the trophies to the winners of the Inering Tennis Club's Tournament [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the "Gimlets" Annual Picnic on Sunday 18 September 1932 at Richard BATTY's farm in Carnamah [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Along with Cyril MARTYN won the Siamese Race and along with Robert JAMES won the Wheelbarrow Race [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended and gave a recitation at the Dance & Bridge Party at AUNGER's home in East Carnamah on 8 October 1932 [5: 21-Oct-1932]
Resided with her parents on Maitland Farm in Carnamah from 1933 until leaving the district [P139]
Shop Assistant for W. George MULLIGAN at the General Store and Post Office in Winchester [P139]
Attended the Inering School Dance held to raise money for books at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in a white satin dress with red sash [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 15-Mar-1935, 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in figured georgette [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Won the Single Ladies Race at the Reunion of South Australians at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to South Australia by truck with her parents and other Carnamah residents in December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
     They arrived in time for Christmas and after staying for a holiday arrived back in Carnamah on 15 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Caught the train in Carnamah on Wednesday 24 February 1937 on her way to Geraldton [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1938 [0: image 03781]
Resided in the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda in 1939; spent a holiday in Carnamah in January 1940 [0: image 03036]
Shop Assistant in Carnamah in 1941 [19]
Left Carnamah around September 1941 and shifted to Pinjarra where she was an employee of the Advertiser paper [0: image 04046]
Spent a holiday in Carnamah with her parents in November 1941 before shifting to Coolgardie to work on the Miner paper [0: image 04046]
Resided in Coolgardie until enlisting to serve in the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 July 1942 [16]
     Before entering camp with the Air Force spent a holiday with her parents in Carnamah [0: image 04088]
     In 1943 was stationed at a military hospital in South Australia [0: image 04235]
     Corporal 103138 in the Royal Australian Air Force's Western Area Headquarters during the Second World War [16]
     Spent leave in November 1944 in Carnamah with her parents[0: 11-Feb-1944]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 August 1946 [16]
Married Harry HYDE in Perth on 2 November 1946 [P175]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Wembley Downs [2]
Died 12 October 1987; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn D, 103) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ida Willsher Bentley / Hyde' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ida-willsher-bentley [sources]




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