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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Patrick OLIVER

Born 15 November 1911 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Arthur OLIVER and Margaret MAGREE [54]
Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs, until leaving school in June 1926 [98]
Recited "What Can a Little Chap Do" at the Convent School's Annual Concert on Wednesday 20 November 1918 [10: 29-Nov-1918]
Performed in the Convent School's Annual Concert held in Three Springs on Wednesday 8 September 1920 [10: 17-Sep-1920]
After leaving school in June 1926 worked as a Labourer and Farmhand in Three Springs until 1962 [19] [98]
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]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1934 [5: 15-Jun-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1934-1937 [5: 29-Jun-1934, 24-May-1935, 29-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
Attended the wedding of Richard H. S. JAMES and Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 18 June 1941[16]
Private WX14475 in the Australian Army's 2/32 Reinforcements during the Second World War [16]
He was a Prisoner of War in Italy however escaped through Switzerland [P2]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 9 August 1945 [16] and returned to Three Springs [P2]
Grader Driver for the Three Springs Road Board / Shire Council [P2] [24]
Resided at 24 Williamson Street in Three Springs [24]
Passed away at the age of 85 years at the Hollywood Private Hospital in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [24]
Died 19 November 1996; buried at Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 145) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Patrick Oliver' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-patrick-oliver [reference list]




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