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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Jack" John James BYRNE

Born 17 February 1911 in Wannamal, Western Australia [16]
So of "EK" Edmund Keen BYRNE and Isabella WOODS [P137]
Resided with his parents on West Point Farm in Wannamal until 1914 and then on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs [P137]
Won the 8 to 10 Years Boys Running Race at the Peace Celebrations in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Awarded 2nd prize for Child's Pony exhibited at the Three Springs Day held on Thursday 28 September 1922 [9: 20-Oct-1922]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1928-1930 [4: 19-May-1928, 13-Jul-1929, 28-Jun-1930]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as an "Early Victorian" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
In July 1932 he and his brothers Frederick and Thomas were working in Port Hedland [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth on Tuesday 2 February 1934 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
After an absence from the district he arrived back in Three Springs on Tuesday 9 March 1935 [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Hairdresser in Three Springs in 1936 and 1937 [50] [81: 11-Apr-1937]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Himself, "Lottie" Charlotte W. ARNDT and Maxwell S. BARR motored to Perth for the first weekend of February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Attended the Surprise Party for Miss Joyce E. BASTIAN at The Oaks Farm in Three Springs on 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
     The most popular novelty of the evening was a scavenger hunt in which couples were given a list of items to find and return [5]
     He and the guest of honour Joyce E. BASTIAN won the hunt after finding the needed two double gees on one of the cars [5]
General Committee Member and Secretary of the Social Committee of the Three Springs Football Club in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Part of the male ballet in pink skirts who performed at the Novelty Dance Evening in Three Springs on 15 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Resided in South Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 22 February 1943 [16]
     Sapper W21518 in the Australian Army's 22 Army Field Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 22 February 1943 [16]
Married Mavis Elizabeth REYNOLDS in Perth in 1938 [66]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Joondanna [2]
Father of Christine, Rodney, Malcolm and Patricia [P137]
Died 6 September 1967; buried at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in the Perth suburb of Padbury (Acacia Court, Plot 759) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John James Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-james-byrne [sources]




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