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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" John Henry BOOTH

Born 21 December 1908 in Strawberry, Western Australia [16]
Son of George BOOTH and Rose Emma BRIDGES [P213]
Baptised at the home of parents in Strawberry by Methodist Minister Horace FAULL of Dongara on 28 February 1909 [84]
Resided with his parents in Strawberry, Arrino and then Carnamah [84] [P213]
Educated at the Carnamah State School [P213] and later worked as a Carrier in Carnamah [84]
Won 1st prize for a Drawing at the Picnic Race Meeting & Agricultural Show in Carnamah on 22 September 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 as "Parcel Express Delivery" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Pallbearer at the funeral of ten year old Norman Reginald WYLIE at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 August 1929 [4]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Contractor and Labourer in Carnamah 1932-1952 [6] [19]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society 1933-1936 [5: 27-Oct-1933, 3-May-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
Paid 10/- in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board on 16 June 1936 for killing two foxes [300: page 42]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Owned a wood cutting plant and sold firewood locally until selling his plant to Leonard R. WATSON in early 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
In May 1937, by which time he had left the district, he paid a visit to his parents in Carnamah [5: 28-May-1937]
Married Vera May HANSTRUM in 1938 [66]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1938 [0: image 03781]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
     The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 December 1940 [16]
     Craftsman WX9569 in the Australian Army's 2/13 Field Ambulance during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 December 1945 [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was Secretary 1948-1951 [52]
Resided in Carnamah until 1952; Farmer in Eneabba 1960-1972 [P213]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Father of Patricia and Barry [84]
Died 10 August 1995; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (VC Section, Ground Niche, C, 15) [2]

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

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