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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" John Lang HEBITON

Born 17 July 1884 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Son of James HEBITON and Jane Hannah LANG [28]
His parents had married on 28 November 1878 in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia [28]
He was born at 43 Sandy Faulds Street in Glasgow, and at the time of his birth his father was working as a Saddler Journeyman [28]
Labourer in Three Springs in 1910 [50]
Manager of his brother "Jim" James K. HEBITON's Inverbeg Farm in Three Springs, Western Australia 1911-1914 [6] [19]
Served on the Three Springs Local Board of Health - was its Honorary Secretary in 1910 [9: 30-Sep-1910]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Geraldton on 19 October 1914 [30: item 5309662]
     On enlistment he was recorded as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 144 lbs., with grey eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Mashobra on 8 February 1915 [18]
     After further training embarked from Alexandria, Egypt for Gallipoli, Turkey on 16 May 1915 [30]
     Trooper 291 in the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse Regiment in Gallipoli during the First World War [30]
     Received gunshot wounds to his right arm and face on 30 May 1915 and was returned to Egypt for treatment [30]
     From hospital he wrote to his brother Jim in Three Springs, in which he revealed his teeth had been shattered [10: 13-Aug-1915]
     Returned to duty in Egypt on 3 March 1916, and a few days later was promoted from Trooper to Corporal [30]
     Admitted to hospital on 10 June 1916 suffering mildly from an old bomb shell wound, and later paralysis of his right hand [30]
     Owing to the paralysis he was returned to Australia, embarking from Suez, Egypt on the H.T. Karoola on 5 July 1916 [30]
     Disembarked from the H.T. Karoola in Fremantle, Western Australia on 28 July 1916 [70]
Returned to Three Springs on Wednesday evening 9 August 1916 [10: 11-Aug-1916]
     On his arrival back in Three Springs he was tendered a well attended "Welcome Home" at the Agricultural Hall [10: 11-Aug-1916]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. on 4 October 1916; received the 1914-15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal [30]
     Up until 14 February 1918, during which time he was in Three Springs, he received a fortnightly pension of 17/- from the A.I.F. [30]
     His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
In January 1918 he was working as a Wheat Lumper or lumping some wheat at the wheat stacks in Three Springs [10: 24-Jan-1919]
Farmer in Three Springs 1918-1926 [6]
     Initially his farmland in Three Springs was the 1,000 acre Victoria Location 6613, which he had acquired by mid 1918 [44]
     Victoria Location 6613 adjoins the western banks of the Yarra Yarra Lakes in Three Springs [62]
     Later acquired a further 906 non-adjoining acres with the purchase of Lots 17 and 19 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area [44]
     His lots 17 and 19 were nearer the Three Springs townsite and both bounded what later became West Yarra Road [62]
     Also purchased the 564 acre Victoria Location 4129 situated a short distance south west of the Three Springs townsite [44] [62]
     His three separate pieces of farmland in Three Springs totalled 2,470 acres [44]
Vice President of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee's Sports Meetings on 16 March 1918 and 17 March 1919 [124]
In March 1925 he sold 300 acres of farmland in Three Springs for the "satisfactory price" of £9 per acre [9: 20-Mar-1926]
Married Annie Lily BENTLETT in Perth in 1925 [66]
Farmer of Dolly's Hill Farm in Perenjori 1926-1932 [19] [61]
His wife Annie, late of Perenjori, passed away at the age of 43 years on 16 April 1932 [2]
After a long absence returned and again resided in Three Springs 1952-1971 [19]
In 1967 he was living with Maxwell K. & Judith A. HEBITON in Three Springs [30: item 5309662]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Hollywood [2]
Died 13 December 1972; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WA, 168)[2]

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

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