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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Kinsman BICKELL

Born 14 January 1921 in Moora, Western Australia [98]
Son of Thomas Kinsman BICKELL and Ivy Ada MOTTRAM [98]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs 1921-1935, where his father was the local butcher [19]
Won a half sovereign in a raffle at the Hospital Ball in the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 5 April 1923 [9: 27-Apr-1923]
Student at the Three Springs State School until September 1929 and then at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [98]
He and his brother Cliff attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in TS on 6 December 1929 as "Mr & Mrs Boose" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
Awarded 1st prize for Pony Hack in the Ring Events of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 21 December 1933 dressed as a "Bottle Cover" [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Won 1st prize for Writing and Handwork and a 2nd for Woodwork at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Along with his parents shifted from Three Springs to Yandanooka in January 1935[5: 25-Jan-1935]
Won the 16 years and under Boys Handicap Bicycle Race at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Member of the Yandanooka Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1937 [5: 18-Jul-1937, 13-Aug-1937]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bassendean prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 April 1940 [16]
Sergeant 16246 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 4 Aircraft Depot during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 23 November 1945 [16]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Kinsman Bickell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-kinsman-bickell  [ sources ]




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