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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Herbert BINGHAM

Born 16 July 1913 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Shop Assistant for his uncle and aunt Fred and Lilian S. BINGHAM in their general store in Coorow for a number of years [P84]
He drove a van from Coorow to the store in Waddy Forest twice a week to deliver mail and groceries [P84]
In August 1933 it was announced that he was engaged to Adeline Blanche FOWLER of Waddy Forest [81: 21-Ayg-1933]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 - was elected Secretary on 13 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934, 23-Oct-1936]
Member of the Coorow Football Club 1934-1936 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
     Treasurer and Vice President in 1934, a Committee Member in 1936 and Treasurer in 1937 [5: 20-Apr-1934, 10-Apr-1936, 11-Jun-1937]
     Delegate for the Coorow Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Committee Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1934, and a Member in 1936 and 1937[5: 18-May-1934, 31-Jul-1936, 20-Aug-1937]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Progress Association in 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Represented Coorow on the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1934-35 to 1936-37 [5: 7-Sep-1934, 20-Dec-1935, 29-Jan-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as a "Toreador" [5]
     He was part of the Best Set as "Spaniards" with nine others from Coorow dressed as Toreadors, Senoritas and Bulls [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
It was reported in mid April 1936 that he was absent from Coorow on account of spending a holiday in Perth [5: 17-Apr-1936, 1-May-1936]
Competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range in Three Springs on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Back to Childhood Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 22 August 1936 as a "Little Girl in Blue" [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Gave evidence before the Carnamah Police Court on 12 January 1937 about a tyre stolen from his uncle and aunt's store [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Officer on the Coorow Tennis Club's H.M.S. Coorow Dance at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 23 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Holidayed in Perth and Manjimup during his annual vacation in March 1937 [5: 5 & 12-Mar-1937]
In February of 1939 it was announced that he was engaged to Thelma Jean BOTHE of Coorow [39: 15-Feb-1939]
Married Thelma Jean BOTHE on Saturday 27 January 1940 at Saint Mary's Church in West Perth [81: 28-Jan-1940]
     His groomsmen were Winchester farmer Eric J. BRADLEY and Thelma's brother "Bill" Albert C. BOTHE [81]
He and his wife resided in Coorow in 1940 and 1941 [19]
Resided in West Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 4 February 1942 [16]
     Sergeant W51305 in the 8 Australian Army Ordnance Depot during the Second World War [16]
     In 1943 he and his wife were living at 67 Malcolm Street in West Perth [50]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 27 March 1945 [16]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Coorow retiree Thomas BONHAM at the Winchester Cemetery on 10 August 1945 [5: 24-Aug-1945]
In 1949 he was working as a Radio Mechanic and they were living at 237 Ninth Avenue in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [50]
Resided at 140 Tenth Avenue in Inglewood in 1954 and 1958, while continuing to work as a Radio Mechanic [50]
In 1963 and 1966 he was working as a Salesman and living with his wife at 117 The Strand in the Perth suburb of Bedford [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of North Fremantle [2]
Father of John and Beverley [39: 7-Aug-1948]
Died 7 October 1974; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Lawn 5, Niche Wall, W5, 127) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Herbert Bingham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-herbert-bingham [sources]




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