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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John Henry BLAXILL

Served with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Married Vera GIBSON in 1923 [66]
Baker in Three Springs 1933-1940 [6] [19]
     Said to have baked bread that was always of good quality, and railed orders of his bread to nearby places by train [120: 15-Oct-1936]
     Specialised in baking pure wholemeal bread and yeast buns[120: 5-Oct-1933]
     He was telephone number Three Springs-12 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Arrived back in Three Springs on Tuesday morning 22 November 1933 after a trip to Perth [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Attended the luncheon tendered to Primate of Australia Rev. Henry F. LE FANU in Three Springs on Monday 1 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
He was among the ex-servicemen at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Travelled to Perth with Alexander R. G. BARR of Three Springs to attend the Royal Show on Monday 5 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     A rug strapped to luggage on the front of the car suddenly lifted and completely blocked the windscreen on a slight corner [5]
     The car left the road, crashed into two large jarrah logs, bounced off the second log and high into the air where it overturned [5]
     After completely overturning midair the car landed back on its wheels with its windscreen and all nine windows still intact [5]
     The top of the car was dented but its strong steel body was credited with saving the lives of he and the other passengers [5]
     With slight bruises and abrasions he and the driver were the least injured and walked six miles in the dark to get assistance [5]
     The other five passengers, who had head injuries, a broken rib, bruises and abrasions, were taken to hospitals for treatment [5]
Donated a trophy to the Three Springs Cricket Association for their player with the best batting average in 1936-37 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Member of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was Auditor in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Anglican Church Vestry and the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
He and Reginald WITHERS entertained the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry at the Carnamah Cafe on 24 May 1937 [5]
Announced in The North Midland Times newspaper on 2 July 1937 that he had taken over the Texaco oil depot in Three Springs [5]
     He had stocks ready for immediate delivery of petrol, oil and grease [5: 2 & 16-Jul-1937]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Henry Blaxill' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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