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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Harvey" James Laurence Harvey ARMSTRONG

Born 26 September 1919 in Maylands, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jim" James ARMSTRONG and Gladys Ethel BECK [P263]
Resided with his parents on Petan Farm in Winchester 1919-1928 and Lakeside Farm in Winchester 1929-1942 [P263]
Baptised by Rev. Alex W. JAMES of the North Midlands Methodist Mission on 28 December 1919 [84]
Student at the Winchester School on Inchgower Farm in Winchester in 1923[7: page 84]
Student at the Winchester State School from 2 February 1928 to 9 September 1933[25]
Came 2nd in an Egg & Spoon Race a the Sports Day and Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930[4: 18-Oct-1930]
Came 2nd in the Best Girl or Boy Rider class of the Horse Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1936-37 and 1937-38 [5: 4-Dec-1936, 24-Dec-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1939 [0: image 03794]
Steward of the Cattle section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1939 and 1940 [13]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1940 and 1941 [0: images 03967 & 04054]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Trooper in the 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Militia Unit camped at Canning Weir in 1941 [0: image 04022]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 July 1942 [16]
Corporal WX28110 in the Australian Army's 3rd Division Provost Company during the Second World War [16] [0: image 04376]
Married "Gwen" Gwenyth Faith WASS in Perth in 1944 [66]
They were living in Dongara when their son Lawrence Charles was baptised on 8 August 1945 [84]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 29 November 1945 [16]
Following his discharge from the Australian Army he entered the Western Australian Police Force [0: image 04376]
Farmer of Yearalia Farm in Moora in the 1960s [19]
Later resided in the coastal town of Jurien [116]
Died 16 March 2008 in Moora; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA (Methodist, Plot 111) [116]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Laurence Harvey Armstrong' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-laurence-harvey-armstrong [sources]




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