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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Clyde" John Clyde HAIG

Born 3 December 1899 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [30: item 4266147]
Son of John Maurice HAIG and Ada Rose TURNER [15]
Resided with his parents in Kalgoorlie until 1908 when he shifted with them to South Australia [0: image 02979]
Appears to have travelled to England with his father in 1908 or 1909 [70]
Along with his father departed London, England on the Mongolia and arrived back in Australia on 16 March 1909 [70]
Grazier in Quorn, South Australia in 1917 [30: item 4266147]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Quorn on the day of 3 December 1917 - the day he turned 18 [30: item 4266147]
     Both of his parents signed giving their consent for him to join the Australian Imperial Force [30]
     On enlistment was described as being 5 feet 6½ inches tall, weighing 136 lbs. with grey eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Gave his next of kin as his mother, whose address was initially Quorn SA but later 47 Burnside Road, Kensington Park SA [30]
     After training in South Australia embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the H.M.T. Marathon on 23 July 1918 [30]
     Disembarked from the H.M.T. Marathon in London, England  on 27 September 1918 [30]
     Private 56083; was allotted to the Australian Infantry Force's 10th Battalion on 29 September 1918 [30]
     Underwent further training in England before embarking for France where he served with the 10th Battalion [30]
     Arrived back in Australia on the Suevic on 7 September 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 23 September 1919; received the British War Medal [30: item 4266147]
Married Rita Martha GALLASCH on 22 March 1926 in Norwood, South Australia [55]
Shifted with his parents from South Australia to Winchester, Western Australia in 1926 [P26]
Resided on and helped his parents farm Kirkar Vale Farm in Winchester[P26]
His wife Rita initially remained in South Australia however joined the family at Winchester a short time later, in 1926 or 1927 [P26]
Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1929 [4: 21-Dec-1929]
Founding Member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 March 1930 - was Worshipful Master in 1935 [96] [153]
Entered into partnership with his brothers Keith and Ned and traded as "Haig Bros" (later just himself and Ned) [P26]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
On 25 January 1935 was the successful applicant for Robert MACKIE's fortified blocks of Carnamah farmland [5: 2-Feb-1934]
     The three blocks totalled 1651 acres and were Victoria Locations 3319, 6019 and 7075; paid £2127 for 6019 and 7075 [3]
     The 1651 acres was named Yarra Vale due to its location near the banks of the Yarra Yarra Lakes [P26]
     Farmed Yarra Vale Farm in partnership with his brothers Keith and Ned [P26]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 9-Aug-1935, 3-Jul-1936]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Played in the Carnamah Masonic Lodge's Inaugural Annual Golf Meeting in Carnamah on Saturday 1 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Steward of the Ring Events portion of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 7 September 1939 [13]
Resided in Winchester until enlisting in the Australian Army on 1 June 1940 [16]
    Sergeant WX3861 in the Australian Army's 2/7 Field Ambulance 7 Division during the Second World War [16]
    During the war served overseas in Greece and Crete; discharged from the Australian Army on 17 November 1942 [0: image 04098] [16]
    Attended the Welcome Home Ball in Carnamah on 15 December 1945 and spoke on behalf of the local servicemen [0: image 04379]
On his discharge from the Australian Army returned to Winchester and continued residing on Kirkar Vale Farm [P26]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946, 1952 and 1955 [13]
In 1947 HAIG Bros purchased Cornelius SHEAHAN's 1672 acre farm in Carnamah [3] and named it Delta [P26]
     The 1672 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 6920 and 7461 on the Yarra Yarra Estate [3]
His home on Kirkar Vale Farm was telephone number Winchester-6 from 1951 to 1956 [60]
Sideshow Steward at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1953 [13]
In 1954 HAIG Bros purchased Anstruther P. TUCKER's 1030 acre farm in Carnamah[3] and named it Henley Farm [P26]
     The 1030 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 6925 and 9777 (originally 9777 was a Portion of Victoria Location 6923) [3]
Farmed all three properties Yarra Vale, Delta and Henley and their father's Kirkar Vale in partnership with his brother Ned [P26]
     Resided with his wife and children on Kirkar Vale in Winchester while Ned resided on Yarra Vale in Carnamah [P26]
     Following the dissolution of their partnership farmed Yarra Vale and Delta Farms in Carnamah [P26]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1945 [58]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club - was Vice President in 1948 [72]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in the 1940s and 1950s [52]
Resided in the Carnamah district until 1956 [60]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Ardross [2]
Father of "Brian" John Brian and "Margot" Rita Margot [25]
Died 4 August 1983; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Clyde Haig' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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