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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Denys" John Denys Aubrey BOLTON

Born 1 March 1921 in Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire, England [P197]
Son of Charles Aubrey BOLTON and Doris JACKSON, who later divorced [P197]
Resided with his parents on Wheathills Farm in Mackworth, Derbyshire, England [203]
Departed London, England with his parents on the steamship Euripides for Albany, Western Australia on 4 January 1924 [203]
Resided with his parents on Group Settlement 63 in Busselton, Western Australia 1924-1926 [6]
They later resided on Group Settlements 84 and 85 in Margaret River, at both of which his father was Foreman [6]
Received his early education at a school in Margaret River [P197]
Himself and his mother returned to England for a year [203] [204]
They departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Jervis Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 4 March 1927 [204]
During the year they resided at Wheathills Farm in Mackworth and at The Hollies in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England [203] [204]
Departed London, England with his mother on the Hobsons Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 March 1928 [63]
Student at Hale School in the Perth suburb of Wembley Downs [P300]
Arrived in Carnamah on Wednesday 7 October 1936 with his mother and future step-sister Isabel D. FORRESTER [5: 9-Oct-1936]
In 1936 his mother married Carnamah farmer "JK" James King FORRESTER [P197]
Resided with his mother, stepfather and step-siblings on Dunester Farm on the Carnamah Estate in Carnamah 1936-1939 [P9]
Boarding Student at Hale School in the Perth suburb of Wembley Downs in 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
Spent the May 1937 school holidays with his mother and stepfather in Carnamah [5: 14-May-1937]
His mother passed away at the age of 38 years on 8 October 1939 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
Following his mother's death he continued to live with his stepfather on Dunester Farm in Carnamah 1939-1941 [P9]
His stepfather gave him an interest in an estate in England which his stepfather had inherited from his mother [P300]
After leaving school he worked as a farmhand on his stepfather's farms in Carnamah [P9]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1939 [0: image 03018]
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]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth on 9 October 1941 [16]
Flight Lieutenant 415375 in the Royal Australian Air Force's Eastern Area Station during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 19 March 1948 [16]
After the war he obtained a job as a pilot with Trans Australia Airlines, and flew until his retirement in March 1981 [P197]
Resided in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and later in Queensland, Australia[P197]
Married (2) Lene HANSEN [P197]
After he retired from flying they resided on and ran a macadamia farm in the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland [P197]
In about 1999 himself and his wife left Queensland and shifted to Perth, Western Australia [P197]
Father of Gita [P197]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Denys Aubrey Bolton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 February 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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