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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Kenneth DIGBY

Born 3 September 1899 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England [20] [21] [443]
Son of ironmonger Sidney William DIGBY and Lettie LAVIS [20] [21]
He was baptised at the Holy Trinity Church in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England on 2 October 1899 [443]
In 1901 and 1911 he was living with his parents and brother Laurence at 35 High Street in Shaftesbury [20]
Private in the Somerset Light Infantry of the British Army during the First World War [442]
Departed London, England on the steamship Ballarat and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 27 May 1928 [63]
By 1931 he was working as a Farmhand in Carnamah [50]
Farm and Diary Hand for Mrs Agnes S. SHARP on Yarrow Farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah [P7]
Saw in the new year of 1930 with the singing of Auld Lang Syne at the Church of England's Dance at the Carnamah Hall [86: 4-Jan-1930]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
Won the 10 stone Gent's Hack in the Ring Events of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
In March 1935 he and Clarence LYNCH, also of Carnamah, were operating a gold mine at Field's Find [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Kelpie Sheep Dog or Bitch in the Sheep Dog section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Motored to Perth on Sunday 19 September 1937 accompanied by D. Standish O'GRADY and Charles J. DALLIMORE [5: 24-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club 1941-1944 [0: images 02933, 04077, 04287]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 and 1946 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1942 [52]
When Mrs Agnes S. SHARP retired he purchased a truck and worked for the Main Roads Board [P7]
During his time working for the Main Roads Board he resided full-time at the Carnamah Hotel [P298]
Contractor in Carnamah for the Main Roads Department until resigning in early July 1954 to visit relatives in England [0: image 04740]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Himalaya and arrived in London, England on 16 August 1954 [204]
Died in England in 1983 [21]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Kenneth Digby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-kenneth-digby [sources]




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