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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


John James BREBNER

Born 1891 in Sunderland, Durham, England [20] [21]
Son of railway worker Charles BREBNER and Margaret Ann GALL [20] [28]
His parents, who were both born in Scotland, were married on 24 February 1882 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland [20] [28]
In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings Margaret, George and Ernest at 9 Bambro' Street in Sunderland, Durham [20]
Meat Salesman in Western Australia in 1914 [94]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 10 September 1914 at Blackboy Hill in Western Australia [18] [30]
     Gave his father as his next of kin, his address being 11 Harrison Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [94]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914 [94]
     Private 888 in the Australian Imperial Force's 12th Battalion during the First World War [94]
     Returned to Australia on the Itonus, arriving back in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 July 1916 [70]
Grocer in Moora in 1917 [50]
At an unknown date he was based in Mingenew [4: 17-Nov-1928]
Store Assistant in Doodlakine in 1925 [50]
Grocer in Carnamah in 1928 [19]
     Arrived in Carnamah in June 1928 to work in the grocery department of Cowderoy's Store at 2 Macpherson Street [4: 16-Jun-1928]
     In 1928 he resided at BROWN's 'Hostel Carnamah' on Caron Street in Carnamah [19]
     Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Attended the farewell to William P. WALLACE at the home of Alf NIND in Carnamah on Tuesday 16 October 1928 [4: 20-Oct-1928]
     He had left the employment of Cowderoy's Store by November 1928 with plans to open his own store [4: 17-Nov-1928]
     In November 1928 it was reported he would shortly be opening a store of his own in Macpherson Street, Carnamah [4: 17-Nov-1928]
     The premises of his store were in a building which had recently been erected by Robert MACKIE [4: 17-Nov-1928]
     The building in question is believed to be a portion of Mackie's Buildings at 19 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P1]
     Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers' League in 1928 [4: 28-Mar-1928]
Married Edith Myrtle SEARLE in 1929 [66]
Store Manager in Belka 1936-1939 [6] [50]
Died 15 June 1939; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, IA, 810)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John James Brebner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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