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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Irwin Samuel MOORE

Born 1875 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Son of Samuel Joseph Fortescue MOORE and Eliza Mary JOHNSTONE [15]
His father was a Storekeeper, Forwarding Agent and Justice of the Peace in Dongara until 1902 [6]
From 1903 to 1914 he managed his father's business and was a Storekeeper and Merchant in Dongara [6]
     Through his mother, who collected donations, he gave 5/- towards the fund being raised in aid of orphanages in 1899 [39: 5-Dec-1899]
     Held 3,000 acres of pastoral land at Arrowsmith, Upper Irwin from 1907 to 1917 with Pastoral Lease 1171/93 [44]
     Exhibited in the Horse and Cattle sections of the Irwin Agricultural Society's Annual Show in Dongara in 1908 [9: 9-Oct-1908]
          In the Horse section he won 1st prize for Colt and 2nd for Gent's Hack, and in the Cattle section won 1st prize for Jersey Cow [9]
     He had a subscription to The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, which was produced in Moora, in 1908 [9: 30-Oct-1908]
     Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah pioneer Frank E. NAIRN of Dongara at the Dongara Cemetery on 3 August 1910 [86: 9-Aug-1910]
     Served as a Member on the Irwin Road Board administered from Dongara in 1911 [9: 16-Jun-1911]
     Judge of the Upper Irwin District Race Club's Inaugural Race Meeting held in Mingenew on Friday 28 April 1911 [9: 5-May-1911]
Later resided with his parents at Cliff House on Bindaring Parade in the Perth suburb of Claremont [30: item 3006048] [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 16 July 1915 [30: item 3006048]
    Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed 154 pounds, had blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion [30]
    After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed on 7 December 1915 to the 13th Reinforcements of the 10th Light Horse [30]
    Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A30 Borda on 17 January 1916 [18]
    Private 1906 in the Australian Imperial Force's 3rd Light Horse Brigade in Egypt from 6 March 1916 [30]
    Transferred to the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron attached to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade in Egypt on 25 January 1917 [30]
    Embarked on his return to Australia on the steamship Oxfordshire and disembarked in Western Australia on  4 August 1919 [30]
    Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 26 September 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
His younger brother Reginald Johnstone MOORE had been Killed in Action at Gallipoli in Turkey on 7 August 1915 [30: item 3006556]
Farmer and Grazier in Carnamah 1921-1925 [6] [19] [44]
     He owned 1,650 acres in Carnamah, which consisted of Victoria Locations 3319, 6919 and 7075 [44]
     His farm was part of the Yarra Yarra Estate which was a Soldier Settlement Estate allocated to First World War servicemen [194]
     Sang a song at the farewell to departing railway stationmaster James J. STARLING in Carnamah on 18 June 1921 [9: 8-Jul-1921]
     Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
     Contributed to the entertainment at the Footballers Smoke Social held at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 23 January 1923 [9: 2-Feb-1923]
     Judged the Merino Fleeces exhibited at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival held in Carnamah on 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
     By April 1926 he appears to have sold his farm in Carnamah to Edmund K. WELLS [3] [61]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 17 November 1929; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, AA, 320A)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Irwin Samuel Moore' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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