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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Pat" John William MCCANN

Born 3 March 1903 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Arthur James McCANN and Margaret BAYLISS [15]
Land Clearer in Waddy Forest in 1925 [19]
Farmhand in Morawa in 1927 [19]
Contractor in Waddy Forest in 1928 and 1929 [19]
He and his brother Dave did clearing work on George N. GREENWOOD's MarylandFarm (Lot M1303) in Waddy Forest [P141]
Purchased 960 acres of virgin land near Coorow from the Midland Railway Company with his brother Dave on 15 October 1924 [27]
     The 960 acres was Lot M1507 of Victoria Location M1507 and cost £888 (18/6 per acre), payable by instalments [27]
     They sold their partially paid off 960 acre Lot M1507 to F. W. Gustav LIEBE on 23 October 1925 [27]
Farmhand on Donnell E. FOWLER's Glen Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest during which he met his employer's daughter Rene [P120]
Married "Rene" Irene Alice FOWLER in Perth on 4 December 1930 [66] [210]
Overseer and Farm Manager of Bellaranga Station in Arrino 1933-1940 [6] [19]
Resided in Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 26 July 1940 [16]
     Sergeant WX5189 in the Australian Army's 2/3 Field Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 25 September 1945[16]
Foreman of the War Service Land Settlement Farms near Moora [19] [P120]
He ended up with a War Service Land Settlement Farm of his own in Moora, which he farmed unto his retirement [P120]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Morley [2]
Father of Alwyn and Kerry [209]
Died 6 July 1976; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (IC Section, Rose Memorial, BC, 15) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John William McCann' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-william-mccann [reference list]




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