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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Kenneth George McBeth BECKETT

Born 22 August 1912 in Donnybrook, Western Australia [16]
Bank Clerk in Busselton [50]
Transferred from Busselton to Carnamah to succeed Harold N. HARVEY at the Bank of New South Wales [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Arrived in Carnamah in March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Bank Clerk at the Bank of New South Wales in Carnamah 1936-1939 [6] [19] [50]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club during the end of the 1935-36 season [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1936, and Assistant Secretary and Make Up Officer in 1937 [5: 15-May-1936, 7-May-1937]
     Played Ernest Barrington in the play "The Wrong Flat" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
     Played a young lover in "Meet the Family" and assisted with the make up at the Club's Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936, and a Committee Member in 1937 [5: 15-May-1936, 21-Aug-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
     At the wind-up of the 1937 season he received the Runner-Up Championship, J. A. Kenny and Committee trophies [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as "Bell Boys" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the birthday party for hotel licensee Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Social Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1936-37 and 1937-38, and Treasurer in 1937-38 [5: 24-Jul-1936, 13-Aug-1937]
Played for "The Rest" of non cricketers who defeated the Carnamah Cricket Club's B team on Sunday 14 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Among those from Carnamah who attended the season opening of the Coorow Golf Club on Sunday 16 May 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
     With a score of 37 he set a new course record for nine holes, and won the trophy for best score off the stick with 85 for 18 holes [5]
Commended a month's annual leave on Friday 28 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
In early June 1937 he was appointed Acting Secretary of the Carnamah Golf Club starting after his annual leave [5: 4-Jun-1937]
After spending his annual leave in Perth he returned to Carnamah on Saturday 26 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the informal dinner to celebrate the birthday of Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     He was also honoured at the dinner on account of his recent birthday [5: 10-Sep-1937]
In 1939 was the Producer of the Carnamah Repertory Club's play "Maker of Dreams" (by Oliphant Downes) [7: page 227]
     Also painted the scenery for the Carnamah Repertory Club's production of the play "Rebel" [7: page 227]
     Aided Mrs Gar BIERMANN with make-up for the Carnamah Repertory Club's plays [7: page 229]
Married Mary Monica FITZGERALD in Perth in 1940 [66]
Resided in West Perth prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 January 1944 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 441773 in the Royal Australian Air Force's Station in Darwin NT during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 24 January 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 13 January 1973; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 9, 247) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kenneth George McBeth Beckett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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