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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John Roy LONGMORE

Born 16 May 1892 in Hill End, New South Wales, Australia [16]
Son of John LONGMORE and Annie Maud STEPHENS [32]
In 1916 he was working as a Farm Labourer and living in Geraldton, Western Australia [94]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 18 April 1916 at Blackboy Hill [30: item 8204734]
On enlistment was noted as 5 feet 3¾ inches tall, weighing 133 lbs. with brown eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion [30]
Gave his father John LONGMORE as his next of kin, his address being Commercial Street, Subiaco WA [30]
Embarked from Adelaide, South Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A41 Bakara on 4 November 1916 [94]
Trooper 3004 in the Australian Imperial Force's 3rd Machine Gun Squadron in Egypt during the First World War [30]
Returned to Western Australia on the H.T. Leicestershire and disembarked on 15 January 1919 [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 17 February 1919; awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmer in Coorow 1920-1924 [19] [44]
He was the joint owner of 3,523 acres of farmland in Coorow in partnership with Lawrence Alexander BRYANT [44]
Their 3,523 acres were Victoria Locations 2732, 2927, 2997, 3058, 3059, 3350, 3351, 3355, 3370, 3483, 3500, 3502 and 5464 [44]
For at least some of the year 1920 he and Lawrence A. R. BRYANT leased A. Hamlet JONES' horse named Turipa [10: 1-Oct-1920]
With Turipa won the Picnic Handicap and came 3rd in the Flying Handicap at the Carnamah Picnic Races on 16 September 1920 [10]
His and his partner's horse Golden Spur won the Moora Handicap race at the Moora Races on 15 March 1921 [10: 4 & 18-Mar-1921]
Their horse Golden Spur was a starter in the Carnamah Stakes at the Carnamah Races on Easter Monday 28 March 1921 [10: 1-Apr-1921]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1923-1925 [9: 12-Jun-1925] [10: 6-Jul-1923]
Came second in the Gents Hunter and Gents High Jump in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Married Annie Irene GOODLET in Perth in 1926 [66]
In 1926-27 and 1927-28 he owned a Reo wagon with number-plate CA-74 licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board [325]
By 1932 what had been his farm had been split and was owned partly by Edward P. TYLER and partly by Baxter D. BOTHE [3]
Resided at 48 Commercial Road in the Perth suburb of West Subiaco in 1933 [30: item 8204734]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Roleystone in 1942; and later in East Perth [2] [16]
Died 15 July 1967; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, IA, 667)[2]
Also known as Roy John LONGMORE [296]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Roy Longmore' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-roy-longmore [reference list]




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