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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"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 2 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-forrest-paterson [sources]




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