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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jim" James IRONSIDE

Born 22 May 1906 in Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland [28]
Son of Robert Ross IRONSIDE and Elizabeth SCOTT [28]
He was born at 7:20 a.m. at 8 Pepperbank, Craigmillar in Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland [28]
Departed from London, England with his parents on the steamship Otway on 3 February 1911 [203]
After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Otway in Fremantle, Western Australia on 7 March 1911 [70]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah 1911-1914 [7: pages 85, 143] [19]
     They resided at the railway station yards in Carnamah, where his father was a Railway Labourer and Night Officer [7] [19]
     Student at the Carnamah State School in 1912 [97]
Resided with his parents in Mingenew in 1915 and 1916, in Arrino in 1917 and in Three Springs 1918-1921 [6] [9: 22-Aug-1919] [19]
Performed a violin duet at the Dominican Convent School's Annual Concert in Three Springs on 20 November 1918 [10: 29-Nov-1918]
Student at the Three Springs State School in 1919 [9: 3-Oct-1919]
Attended and competed in the sports events at the Peace Celebrations held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
     Won the Boy's Arithmetic Race, he and Tom BYRNE won the Boys Siamese Race, and came 2nd in the 12-15 Boys Race [10]
Won 2nd prize for a Wildflower Drawing and 3rd for Writing at the Three Springs Day held on 25 September 1919 [10: 3-Oct-1919]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1921 [9: 21-Jan-1921]
He and his fiance Miss O'MARA spent a holiday staying with his parents in Mingenew in September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
     A party of people assembled at his parents' home in Mingenew to see him and meet his fiance on Tuesday 2 September 1930 [4]
Employee at the National Bank in the Perth suburb of Fremantle in 1932 [4: 31-Dec-1932]
Along with his parents and brother George spent the Christmas break of 1932 holidaying at Dongara Beach [4: 31-Dec-1932]
Relieving Manager of the National Bank in Three Springs from May 1937 to July 1937 [5: 14-May-1937, 25-Jun-1937]
     Attended the reception in Three Springs to Charles G. LATHAM, Leader of the Opposition in WA, on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
     Visitor at the Three Springs Rifle Club's shoot on 6 June 1937 and had a practise shoot over their 500 yard range [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Married Dorothy Mary BOWEN in 1940 [66]
In 1942 he was living in Marble Bar; and later resided in the Perth suburb of Yokine [2] [16]
Died 20 September 1981; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn 2, Niche Wall, W2, 61) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Ironside' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

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