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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Johnny" John CLARK

Born 30 June 1920 in Carnamah, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Teddy" Edgar James CLARK and Mary Ellen CONNELLY [P35]
Educated at the Carnamah State School [P35] and then worked in Carnamah as a Store Assistant [6]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Shell Benzine" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won 2nd prize for a Plasticine Item in the school-work section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1927 show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won the Running Race for 8-9 year old boys at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Also attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1929, dressed as a "Baker" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Came 3rd in the 9-11 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Came 2nd in the 10-12 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Contestant in the first ever boxing tournament held in Carnamah in early 1932[4: 6-Feb-1932]
One of the three goal-kickers in a football match between the Carnamah and Three Springs State Schools on 16 July 1932 [5: 22-Jul-1932]
Member of the Carnamah State School's team who competed in tennis against the Inering State School on 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Won the Boy's Cycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club from 1934-35 to 1937-38 [5: 15-Feb-1935, 11-Oct-1935, 23-Oct-1936, 24-Dec-1937]
Won the Gents' Bike Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting at Centenary Park, Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Following the creation of two teams within the Carnamah Cricket Club he played for "Carnamah Reds" in 1935-36 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
     Travelled to and from cricket in Coorow with his team-mates on the back of Charlie OLSON's truck on 9 February 1936 [5]
     On their way back to Carnamah the truck hit a bank on the side of the road and they were all thrown off the back of the truck [5]
     Only one of his team-mates was slightly injured, and after repairing the truck they carried on with their journey home [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     During the 1937-38 season he played for Carnamah Blues [5: 24-Dec-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936, and Secretary in 1937 [5: 19-Jun-1936, 21-may-1937]
Competed in the Adult's Bike Race held at half-time of the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 20-Nov-1936, 7-May-1937]
Competed as a Senior Rider in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday of each week in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
     Came 2nd in the Senior Race of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races in Carnamah on 12 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
     Presented with the Bradshaw Trophy for the Carnamah Athletic Club's 1936 season Bike Racing on 27 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Came 3rd in the Two Mile Open Handicap Cycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Came 3rd in the Hurry Scurry Bike Race at the R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1937-1939 [4: 29-Jul-1939] [5: 4-Jun-1937]
He was "Miss Dulcie Dreamer" in blue pyjamas and coat at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball on 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
His mouth-organ duet with John T. MCLEAN won the main prize at the Community Concert in Carnamah in August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
At 9.7 stone competed in the Boxing Tournament before a full house in Carnamah on Saturday evening 28 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
     After three two-minute rounds against Gordon D. LEONARD of Three Springs (also 9.7 stone) the match ended in a draw [5]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 24 June 1942 [16]
     Corporal WX28301 in the Australian Army's 2/23 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 19 December 1945 [16]
Following the end of the war and his discharge he resided in Perth WA [P35]
Married Patricia LITTLE [P35]
Father of Barry, Janice and Patricia [P35]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 January 2021 from [sources]

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