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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" John Francis Murtagh ARMSTRONG

Born 20 May 1921 [25] in Winchester, Western Australia [P263]
Son of "Jim" James ARMSTRONG and Gladys Ethel BECK [P263]
He was born on Petan Farm in Winchester, where he resided with his parents and siblings 1921-1928 [P263]
Resided with his parents and siblings in a house on John RAFFAN's Inchgower Farm in Winchester for a year [P263]
Then resided with his parents and siblings on his father's Lakeside Farm in Winchester / Carnamah 1929 onwards [P263]
     Student at the Winchester State School from 2 February 1928 to 10 May 1935 [25]
     Came 3rd in the 7-9 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
     Member of the Winchester Boy Scots in 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
     Attended the first ever District Rally of Scouts and Cubs held at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
     Won 1st prize for Wildflowers in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1936-37 and 1937-38 [5: 26-Feb-1937, 24-Dec-1937]
     Senior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
     Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1939 [0: image 03794]
     Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club 1939-1941 [0: images 03885, 03961, 04039]
     Member of the Carnamah Loyal Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1940 [0: image 03066]
Resided on Lakeside Farm in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 1 October 1941 [16]
     Gunner W20447 in the Australian Army's 8 Supply Platoon during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 16 November 1942 [16]
Farmer in Carnamah from 1943 [19]
     Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the remainder of the Second World War [16]
     Steward of the Wool section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 [13]
     Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1952, 1955, 1956 and -1971 [13]
     Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Lilias Michie POWER on 2 December 1947 at the Winchester Cemetery [0]
     Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 19 November 1948 [96]
     Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1949 [4: 10-Sep-1949]
     Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1950 - played for Carnamah Country [4: 4-Mar-1950]
     Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1952-1957 [58]
     Member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge - was Master of the Lodge in 1961 [153]
     Telephone number Winchester-9 from 1961 to 1966 [60]
     From 1967 to 1969 was telephone numbers Carnamah-530 and Carnamah-543 at Lakeside and Yarralonga Farms [60]
     Officer in Charge of Sector 5 of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1973 and 1974 [100]
Married Margaret Spence SCOTT in Perth in 1951 [66]
His wife was a niece of Carnamah baker Bill DAVISON and first cousin of Mrs Al GRIERSON and Mrs Nan BOWMAN [P1]
Father of Ashley and Nigel [39: 26-May-1952, 21-Dec-1953]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Francis Murtagh Armstrong' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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