Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Forrie" John Forrest PATERSON

Born 26 February 1926 in Wyalkatchem, Western Australia [P38]
Son of "Tom" Thomas Forrest PATERSON and "Bessie" Elizabeth Mary SHARP [P38]
Resided in Carnamah 1926-1944 and 1946-1975 [P38]
Educated at the old Carnamah State School situated on the west side of the railway line [P38]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Moth" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Also attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1929, dressed as a "Carnamah Footballer" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Along with his sister Maureen attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball in 1932 as "Micky and Minnie" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 23 November 1933, dressed as a poster for "Pelaco" [5: 24-Nov-1933]
At the end of 1933 received a prize for being one of the most hardworking Infant students at the Carnamah State School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won a 1st prize for Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Also received a 1st prize for Handwork at the Carnamah Agricultural Show held on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Came 2nd in the 9 years Boys Running Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 dressed as "Dad" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Won the 9-10 years Boys Race at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Won 1st and 2nd prizes for Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     He won the 10 Years Boys Egg & Spoon Race, and came 3rd in the 10 Years Boys Running Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Juvenile Bike Race held in Carnamah on Sunday morning 20 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Won the 9 to 11 Years Boys Alarm Race at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
After leaving school worked at the Carnamah Cash Store & Agency Co in Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P38]
Then worked for Eric H. GURR at the general store at 7 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P38]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Terminated his employment at GURR's store in March 1944 to join the Royal Australian Air Force [0: image 04567]
     Enlisted for service in the Royal Australian Air Force on 11 April 1944 [16]
     Leading Aircraftman 84608 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 9 Stores Department during the Second World War [16]
     He was stationed in the Perth suburb of Maylands, at Southern Cross in WA and at Darwin in the Northern Territory [P38]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 5 June 1946 [16]
He returned to Carnamah and worked for A. Norman MOSEDALE at the general store at 7 Macpherson Street [P38]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1946 [0: image 04418]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1947 and 1948 [0: image 04483] [72]
Also worked in the general store for Allan T. BLACK following his purchase of the store from A. N. MOSEDALE [P38]
Later worked in Carnamah as a carrier and then at Eric H. GURR's Caltex petrol depot in Carnamah [P38]
Worked for Firestone Tyres situated next to the fuel depots in Yarra Street, Carnamah [P38]
Northern Representative based in Carnamah for the wool company Skinner's Pty Ltd (Ron PARKIN was their Perth rep) [P38]
Salesman in Carnamah for a shed company and then a Truck Driver for the Carnamah Shire Council [P38]
Included in those who travelled from Carnamah to Perth to attend his wedding were [4: 21-Jan-1950]
     Allan T. BLACK, Michael R. ROWLAND, A. Pike WATERS, Bob SMITH, Ian T. M. FORRESTER and Bonnie M. STONE [4]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1951 [0: image 04626]
In 1952 was the owner of a Fargo motor wagon with license plate CA-22 [22]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1952 [13]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £1.19.4 [53]
Resided with his wife and children at 21 Caron Street, Carnamah until C.1964 and then at 29 Robertson Street until 1975 [P38]
Telephone number Carnamah-71 in 1965 and 1966, then no telephone until 1968 when he was telephone number Carnamah-135 [60]
Left Carnamah in 1975 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Willagee, where he resided until his death in 2002 [P38]
Husband of Elaine [P38]
Father of Janette, Suzanne, Douglas, Lynette, Ronald and Julie-Anne [P38]
Died 11 April 2002 [2]

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

Use the below form or email

Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.

During this time we encourage you to stay active + keep connected. Check out Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home for ideas!