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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Trevor" John Trevor WYLIE

Born 11 June 1922 in Northam, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE and Rose Clarice PIMM [P135]
Shifted to Carnamah with his parents in 1924 [P135]
Resided with his parents and siblings in a weatherboard house at 17 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite [P135]
     Boojerabba Street was part of the initial Carnamah townsite, and was named after an Aboriginal locality northeast of Carnamah [P1]
     The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name from Boojerabba to Robertson Street in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1929 with his sister Joy dressed as "Golliwogs" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Came 2nd in the 7-9 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Won an Egg & Spoon Race a the Sports Day and Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Boy Cubs in 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1933-1935 [5: 9-Mar-1934] [7: page 87] [97]
Resided with his sister Daphne and brother-in-law Frank ROOKE on Kilburn Farm in Carnamah 1934 onwards [P142]
Won 2nd prize for a Pencil Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 27 October 1934, dressed as a "Cowboy" [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Came 2nd in the Boys Tyre Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting at Centenary Park, Carnamah on Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
While felling a tree on his brother-in-law's farm on Friday 30 August 1935 he was caught by the top of the falling tree [5: 6-Sep-1935]
The branches of the tree caused lacerations to his scalp, following which he received treatment at the Carnamah Private Hospital [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 dressed as a "Sailor" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Came 2nd in the 13-14 years Boys Race and Boys Long Jump at the Easter Sports in Carnamah on 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
After leaving school worked at the Cash & Carry Store in Mackie's Buildings at 19 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P135]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Junior Rider in the weekly bike races conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Came 3rd in the Junior Race of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday 12 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
He won the Carnamah Athletic Club's next Junior Bike Race held during an interval of football on Sunday 19 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Won the Junior Bike Race conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club in Carnamah on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won the Boys Cycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 10 September 1936 [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 16-Oct-1936, 26-Feb-1937]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
He was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
By 1940 he had left Carnamah and was working at a store by the name of Big Bell[0: image 03057]
Resident of Carnamah when he enlisted for service in the Australian Army on 24 July 1941 [16]
Lance Corporal WX15395 in the Australian Army's 2/32 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
In August 1942 word was received in Carnamah that he had been wounded in action[0: image 04124]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 10 May 1946 [16]
Married Essie JENYNS [84]
In 1953 he was working as a Miner and living at 95 Collins Street in Kalgoorlie[84]
Later shifted from Western Australia to Victoria, Australia [P39]
Father of Susan, Stephen and Gillian [84]
Died 23 April 1993; cremated at Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27 April 1993 [131]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Trevor Wylie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 November 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-trevor-wylie [sources]




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