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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Donald ALLENDER

Born 26 October 1917 in Cundip, Western Australia [16]
Son of Richard ALLENDER and Elizabeth LAWSON [P207]
Married Dorothy Mary BRUCE on 24 March 1940 at Saint Joseph's Church in Albany[39: 14-May-1940]
Resided in Merredin prior to being enlisted in the Australian Army on 9 January 1942 [16]
Private W38707 in the Australian Army's Bulk Issue Petrol and Oil Depot in 1942[19]
Resided in Albany prior to again enlisting in the Australian Army on 9 November 1943 [16]
Private WX22678 in the Australian Army's W/COMD Bulk Issue Petrol and Oil Depot during the second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 19 June 1946 [16]
He was employed by the Shell Oil Company in Moora before being transferred to Carnamah in December 1948 [P207]
Arrived in Carnamah in January 1949 to take over the position of Superintendent from Thomas S. BYRNE [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Superintendent of the Shell Oil Company's depot in Carnamah from January 1949 until December 1949 [P207]
Resided in Carnamah with his wife Dorothy in the Shell Company's house next to the depot [P207]
Member and later Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1949 [5: 10-Mar-1949, 11-Sep-1949]
He was transferred to Wongan Hills in December 1949 and was later based in Moora and then Perth [P207]
Retired in 1977 after 45 years with Shell [P207]
In 2003 he was living at 49 Armidale Road in the Perth suburb of Duncraig [P207]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Duncraig until his death at the age of 93 years[2]
Died 28 June 2011; ashes interred at the Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Crematorium G, Ground Niche, N16, 39) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Donald Allender' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-donald-allender [reference list]




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