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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Isabell" Isabella SWEETMAN / HARDING / BANKS

Born 1893 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of "Ben" William Benjamin SWEETMAN and Elizabeth PAYNE [15]
Resided with her parents on Donnybrook Farm in Arrino 1904-1915 [19] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Married (1) Ted HARDING in Perth in 1915 [66]
Resided with her parents on Donnybrook Farm in Arrino 1915-1920 [19] [30]
Her husband had enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and they married prior to his embarkation for active service abroad [18] [30]
     He served as Corporal 2812 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in France during the First World War [30: item 4245939]
     In May 1917 received word that he was missing, failed to hear from him, and another soldier said he had been Killed in Action [30]
     Her husband had been Killed in Action on 6 May 1917 and the Australian Imperial Force never found his final resting place [30]
     Under the War Pensions Act received a pension of 52/3 and her daughter 20/- per fortnight from 9 October 1917 onwards [30]
     Received her late husband's personal effects, Memorial Scroll, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and his Victory Medal [30]
     His personal effects consisted of a piece of silk, scarf, pair of mittens, cards, strop, brush, handkerchief and a pipe [30]
Attended the Saint Patrick's Day Sports at Parakalia in Three Springs on Saturday 16 March 1918 [10: 22-Mar-1918]
During the horse races at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports a horse swerved into the spectators and knocked him to the ground [10]
Married (2) George James BANKS in Perth in 1927 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Midvale [2]
Died 3 February 1970; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9O, 66) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Isabella Sweetman / Harding / Banks' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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