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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" / "Sonny" John Patrick SIMPSON

Born 2 June 1913 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Son of David and Mary SIMPSON [16]
Initially resided with her parents and siblings in Irwin and then in Gunyidi, where her father worked as a railway fettler [4: 17-May-1952] [19]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah 1916-1920 [6] [19] [98]
     Student at the Carnamah State School [98]
     Came 2nd in the 6-8 years Boys Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
     Shifted with his parents from Carnamah to Three Springs in mid 1920 [98]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs 1920-1926 [5: 21-Apr-1939] [19] [98]
     Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from June 1920 to April 1926 [98]
     In 1926 shifted with his parents from Three Springs to Winchester [5: 21-Apr-1939]
Resided with his parents at Lot 51 on the south side of Petan Street in the Winchester townsite [3] [P217]
     Student at the Carnamah State School in 1926 [98]
     Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
     Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36[5: 15-Mar-1935, 15-Nov-1935]
     Member of the Coorow Football Club 1935-1939 [5: 9-Aug-1935, 14-May-1937] [4: 29-Jul-1939]
     Played for the Carnamah District Cricket Association at Country Week Cricket in Perth during February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1937 [0: image 03709]
Labourer in Coorow 1938-1965 [19]
     In 1939 received a trophy for being one of the Coorow Football Club's most consistent players [0: image 03810]
Resided in Winchester prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 19 June 1942[16]
     Lance Corporal WX28233 in the Australian Army's 2/18 Battalion [16] in New Guinea during the Second World War [P120]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 8 May 1946 [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1947 [52]
Married "Verna" Hazel Verna FOWLER on 21 August 1948 [P120]
Farmhand for Donnell E. FOWLER on Glen Waddy and then for Alexander M. MCGILP on Lake Nedo, both in Waddy Forest [P84]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1952 [0: image 04687]
Farmer of Victoria Location 10339 in Eneabba from about 1960 until his death in 1968 [P120]
Father of Lorraine, Gregory and Vivienne [P120]
Died 5 June 1968; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 7, 181) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Patrick Simpson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 December 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-patrick-simpson [sources]




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