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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" / "Tom" Keith Thomas SHERIDAN

Born 3 September 1925 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Bill" William Bernard SHERIDAN and Ivy May FAIRCLOUGH [P151]
Resided with his parents and brothers at 12 Yarra Street in the Carnamah townsite [3]
Student at the Carnamah State School [7: page 87]
Came 2nd in the Under 5 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Came 3rd in the "under school age" race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
At the end of 1933 received one of the prizes for the most hardworking student in Grade II at the Carnamah State School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball dressed as "Jackie Coogan" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Received a 1st prize for Writing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
     Came 2nd in the 10 years Boys Egg & Spoon Race, and 3rd in 10 years Boys Running Race and 10-11 years Boys Sack Race [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as "Holbrooks Sauce" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     Won the 9 to 11 Years Boys Ball & Spoon Race, won the Boys Bike Race, and tied for 2nd in the Boys Sack Race [5]
     Himself and Peter METTAM came 2nd in the 12 to 15 Years Boys Three Legged Race [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5: 14-May-1937]
Sang at the Community Concert held at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
     Himself and Bryan E. GELL as "Sundowners" sang a song which earned them 2nd place in Juvenile Content [5]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 and 1938 [5: 18-Jun-1937, 20-May-1938]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1939-40 - played for Carnamah Blues [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia from 24 February 1940 to December 1940 [187]
After finishing his schooling joined the staff of Elder Smith & Co in Carnamah until enlisting in the Navy [P151]
Junior Stockman for Elder Smith & Co in Carnamah 1941-1943 [P151]
For a time also worked doing the night shift from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the Telephone Exchange at the Carnamah Post Office [P167]
     He would sleep on a folder bed at the Post Office and was woken by a buzzer if there was a phone call to connect [P4]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1941 [5: 6-Jun-1941]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1941-42 [5: 14-Nov-1941]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 25 March 1943 [16]
     During the Second World War served as Able Seamen on corvettes with the British Far Eastern fleet and then in the Pacific [P151]
Married Frances Margaret BUNCE in Kellerberrin on 6 April 1949 [P151]
Father of Susanne, William, Russell and Robert [P151]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Keith Thomas Sheridan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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