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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Keith Stedman GLYDE

Born 11 November 1899 in Claremont, Western Australia [30]
Son of Samuel Stedman GLYDE and Emma Maria ENGLAND [15]
In 1918 he was working as a Wool Clerk and living with his parents on Claremont Avenue in the Perth suburb of Claremont [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 24 June 1918 [30: item 5129611]
     He had previously served four years in the Cadets and one year in the Citizen Forces [30]
     Three days before he enlisted his parents signed giving their consent for him to enlist, as he was under 21 years of age [30]
     Upon his enlistment he was 5 feet 7¼ inches tall, weighed 143 pounds and had brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was on 28 August 1918 appointed to the Australian Imperial Force's W. 3rd Reinforcements [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A36 Boonah on 29 October 1918 [30]
     The H.M.A.T. A36 Boonah was recalled and he disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on about 20 December 1918 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 10 January 1919; received the British War Medal [30]
Bookkeeper on Tootra Station in Walebing in 1922 [50]
By December 1923 he had settled on his father and uncles' Fairlie Farm in Three Springs [30]
Farm Manager and later Farmer of Fairlie Farm in Three Springs [19]
     The farm was 910 acres in size and consisted of Lots M745, M746, M747 and M748 of Victoria Locations 1933 and 2022 [44]
     His father and uncles Arthur D. GLYDE and England G. GLYDE had jointly purchased the 910 acres in 1909 [27]
     The property was later jointly owned freehold between himself and his father [61]
Married Evelyn Mary SHADWICK in Perth in 1924 [66]
Donated 10/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 [124]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
A 50 acre strip of Yandilla King on his farm was said to have been one of the best wheat crops in Three Springs n 1926 [81: 24-Oct-1926]
Member of the committee who had the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs built in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
He spent a holiday in Perth during June 1929 [4: 29-Jun-1929]
Donated ale for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs for Christmas / New Year of 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Committee Member of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Won 1st prize for Merino Ram of Medium Wool at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Came 2nd in the first heart of the Diggers Sprint at the R.S.L. Sports Day in Arrino on Thursday 5 November 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Patron of the Three Springs Golf Club 1933-1937 [5: 23-Jun-1933, 11-May-1934, 17-May-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
     In 1937 he was also a Social Committee Member of the Three Springs Golf Club [5: 9-Apr-1937]
     Officially Opened the Club's new golf links by driving the first ball at the opening on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Placed a notice in the local paper on 15 September 1933 reporting that a dark Jersey cow had strayed onto his property [5: 15-Sep-1933]
He would return the cow to its owner once expenses had been paid or if not claimed after seven days would sell the cow [5: 15-Sep-1933]
He and Arthur W. G. A. POTTS won the trophy for the Three Springs Golf Club's Men's Foursomes in 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
In 1934 the Three Springs Road Board obtained gravel for roads from a gravel pit on his farm [5: 14-Dec-1934]
At the Midland Market on 25 September 1935 sold 11 suckers for 15/4 per head and 28 suckers for 11/1 per head [5: 27-Sep-1935]
In October 1935 sold eight bales of wool through Elder Smith & Co Ltd - four at 15d. and four at 13d. per pound 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
With Mrs Annie MAYRHOFER won the mixed foursomes at the opening of the Three Springs Golf Club season in 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Sold 228 sheep wethers through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at three Midland Markets in July, September and October 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
     The 228 wethers consisted of 39 at 32/1, 54 at 30/10, 16 at 30/1, 39 at 23/1, 42 at 22/10, 38 at 15/1 per head [5: 4-Sep-1936, 23-Oct-1936]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Spoke on behalf of the Three Springs-Arrino R.S.L. at the Farewell Social to Harold BARNETT on 14 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Presented the trophies at the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball at the Hall in Three Springs on 1 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Sold four bales of wool at 15¾d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 5 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Vice President of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
     On behalf of the Sub-Branch presented a bed to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Speaker at the Farewell to Him & Hettie HOUSE at the tennis courts in Three Springs on Sunday 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
He was one of only six who attended the Annual Ratepayers Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board on 22 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
     He asked who the district representative to The West Australian newspaper was as Three Springs wasn't getting much press [5]
Speaker on behalf of the R.S.L. at the welcome to the Ven. Archdeacon C. L. RILEY in Three Springs on 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Loaned his truck to help cart 80 loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs in April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Won 3rd prize of three charity tickets in a Three Springs Parents & Citizens Association raffle in mid 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Three Springs farmer Isaac WALLACE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 29 May 1939 [4: 3-Jun-1939]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Private in Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Left Three Springs and shifted to Perth in early 1943 [4: 20-Feb-1943]
In 1943 was working as a Garage Hand and living at 76 Marine Parade in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [50]
He was working as an Amenities Officer and living at 107 Winthrop Avenue in the Perth suburb of Nedlands in 1949 and 1954 [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of South Perth [2]
Died 16 August 1968; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Rose Memorial, 4B, 18) [2]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 20 February 1943:
Mr K. S. Glyde Honoured - Smoke Social at Three Springs
"At a function held at Three Springs on Tuesday last a number of residents of that centre assembled to bid farewell to Mr K. S. Glyde, who will shortly be leaving the district to reside in the metropolitan area. The gathering took the form of a smoke social with Mr E. Hunt  occupying the chair, and during the evening appropriate addresses were delivered by Messrs P. Millard and N. McKenzie on behalf of the farmers of the district, M. Wilson (R.S.L.), A. R. Strutton and S. Gooch (Agricultural Society) and E. Hunt (Three Springs Road Board and North Midlands Football Association). During the evening the guest of honour was made the recipient of a cheque as a token of recognition for services rendered in the district."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Keith Stedman Glyde' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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