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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Jim" James Harrison Gordon SWAN

Born 13 January 1925 in Colombo, Ceylon [16]
Son of Stanley Frank Gordon SWAN and "Betty" Norah Louise WHITTAKER [P67]
Arrived with his parents in Fremantle, Western Australia on the Largs Bay on 21 May 1925 [70]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah 1927-1929 [19] [P67] [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Initially resided in Carnamah with his parents in a tent in "tent city" within the Carnamah townsite [P67]
Later resided with his parents in Carnamah in GREEN Bros' disused butchers shop that had three walls and the fourth fly-wire [P67]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 15 October 1927 as the breakfast cereal "Weetees" [9: 21-Oct-1927]
He was behind BANDY's farmhouse near the Carnamah townsite when he called everyone to come see the big chickens (emus!) [P67]
Left Carnamah and shifted to Perth with his parents in late 1929 [P67]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn WA prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 24 July 1943 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 83517 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 Personnel Depot during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 4 July 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nollamara [2]
Died 18 January 1999; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Banksia Court, Memorial Garden, 41, 29T) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Harrison Gordon Swan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 January 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-harrison-gordon-swan  [sources]




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