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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Alex" James Alexander OTTE

Born 27 February 1911 in Bute, South Australia [55]
Son of August OTTE and Harriett Alice WALSH [55]
He was one of ten children and grew up on a farm seven miles north of Bute in South Australia [P90]
In December 1934 he was living in Carnamah, Western Australia [4] [5]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 [4: 15 & 29-Dec-1934] [5: 14-Dec-1934]
By 1941 he was living in Bunjil [16], where his brother Wilbur was the farmer of Pine Park Farm [19]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 6 October 1941 [16]
WX16857 in the Australian Army's 2/1 Australian Forestry Company during the Second World War [16]
During the war he mainly served in New Guinea [P90] and was discharged from the Australian Army on 24 December 1945 [16]
After the war began share-farming with a large farmer at Pithara near Dalwallinu [P90]
Resided in Pithara until his death in 1950 [2]
Died 14 October 1950; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, IA, 587)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Alexander Otte' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from [sources]

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