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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Laurie" Laurence Ernst GERSCH

Born 2 July 1911 in Ceduna, South Australia [55]
Son of "Ernest" Heinrich Ernst GERSCH and "Louise" Augusta Johanne Louise HANDTKE [P88]
Left South Australia with his mother and siblings Gladys, Edgar and Rita and arrived in Western Australia in May 1931 [P88]
Farmer with his father in Caron, West Perenjori in 1933 and 1934 [19]
Sharefarmer with his father of LEISHMAN Bros' Gregorfields farm in Winchester 1935-1941 [P88]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Mary SIMPSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 19 April 1939 [0]
Best man at his brother Bert's wedding to Bessie SHEPPARD on 20 February 1941 in Three Springs [4: 1-Mar-1941]
Resided in Winchester until 1941 [19]; after leaving Winchester he obtained employment working on the railways [P88]
Married Jean LAWRENCE [P88]
Resided of late in York WA [2]
Died 30 July 1951; ashes scatted over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Laurence Ernst Gersch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/laurence-ernst-gersch [reference list]




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