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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Wilson RANSOM

Born 7 September 1910 in Coolgardie, Western Australia [16]
He was a Runner of considerable ability and came second in the State Championship Sprints in 1930 [5: 1-Sep-1933]
     In 1931 he was in good form and producing excellent times when to his misfortune he injured a leg muscle [5]
     His father was a noteworthy runner on the goldfields and had competed against Percy TEEDE who later lived in Carnamah [5]
Bank Clerk at the Bank of Australasia at 8 Macpherson Street in Carnamah in 1933 and 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1933 [5: 5-May-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1933 and 1934 [5: 23-Jun-1933, 20-Apr-1934]
Kicked the first goal in the Premiership match of the North Midlands Football Association in 1933, which Carnamah won [5: 25-Aug-1933]
In 1933 he was listed as one of the stalwarts of the Carnamah Football Club who were responsible for its success [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club - was Secretary for the second half of 1933[5: 21-Jul-1933]
Competitor in John KENNY's Billiard Tournaments conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933, 28-Jul-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Committee of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Part of a humorous ballet which performed at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club - was Acting Secretary for part in October 1933 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Also attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Represented the Carnamah Tennis Club at meetings of the Carnamah District Tennis Association in 1933-34 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1934, having decided not to play football[5: 13-Apr-1934]
Despite choosing not to play football he was "outstanding" in a practice football match between Carnamah and Coorow [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Farewelled at a Smoke Social held by the Carnamah Football Club on Thursday 26 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
At the Smoke Social he received a joint presentation from Carnamah's Football Club, Athletic Club and Tennis Club [5: 4-May-1934]
Left Carnamah by train on Friday 27 April 1934 after receiving notice of his transfer to Perth [5: 27-Apr-1934]
In Perth he initially worked as a Bank Clerk at the Head Office of the Bank of Australasia [5: 4-May-1934]
Applied with the Carnamah Football Club for a clearance to transfer to the Victoria Park Football Club [5: 4-May-1934]
Member of the Victoria Park Football Club in 1934, receiving praise for his play in The West Australian newspaper [5: 28-Sep-1934]
He was one of the 24 men selected to play in the state football team in inter-state football matches in 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
In 1936 he was working as a Bank Clerk and living at 45 Canterbury Terrace in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
Holidayed with the BINGHAM family in Coorow in June 1936 and again in September 1937 [5: 26-Jun-1936, 3 & 24-Sep-1937]
Married Ivy Lilian BINGHAM, daughter of Lilian and Fred BINGHAM of Coorow, in Perth in 1938 [66]
Resided in Perth in 1940 [0: image 03903]
Along with his wife spent a holiday staying with her parents in Coorow in September 1940 [0: image 03903]
In 1941, when his wife gave birth to their stillborn daughter, they were living at 144 South Terrace in South Perth [39: 3-Apr-1941]
Resided in South Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 2 December 1941 [16]
Private W31981 in the Australian Army's 5 Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 24 December 1941 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Shenton Park [2]
Died 30 June 1993; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9N, 102) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Wilson Ransom' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-wilson-ransom [reference list]




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