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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Len" Leonard Norman FISHER

Born 27 July 1899 in Croydon, Surrey, England [16] [20]
Son of commercial and shipping clerk William Walker FISHER and Ada Jane BARNES[20] [21]
     In 1901 was living with his parents and elder sisters Doris and Kathleen at 46 Birchanger Road, South Norwood in Croydon [20]
     Ten years later, in 1911, he was attending school and living with his parents and sister Doris at 27 Sundridge Road in Croydon [20]
     In 1917 he was working as a Clerk and living with his parents at 27 Sundridge Road, Addiscombe in Croydon [309]
At the age of 17 years and eight months he enlisted for short service in the British Army in Croydon on 10 March 1917 [309]
     Departed from Southampton, England on 4 April 1918 as part of the 5th (Reserve) Battalion of the London Regiment [309]
     Disembarked a day later on 5 April 1918 in Le Harve, France and was posted to the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade [309]
     Private/Rifleman in the British Army's 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade in France in 1918 and 1919 of the First World War [309]
     Transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps on 8 March 1919 and posted to its 25th Battalion [309]
     Rifleman in the 25th Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps in the British Army in France in 1919 of the First World War [309]
     He spent leave in England from 7 April to 21 April 1919 when he rejoined his battalion in France [309]
     Returned to England for demobilisation on 18 October 1919 and was transferred to the Army Reserves on 16 November 1919 [309]
     Discharged from the British Army on 21 March 1920; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [309]
     He later worked as a Farm Assistant and lived at Outerwyke Cottage, Felpham in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England [203]
Departed from London, England on the steamship Orvieto on 3 February 1923 bound for Australia [203]
     After a voyage of just over a month he arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the Orvieto on 8 March 1923 [70]
     Farmhand for James K. FORRESTER on Dunester Farm on the Carnamah Estate in Carnamah, Western Australia 1925-1928 [50]
Prospector in Sandstone, Western Australia 1930-1954 [50]
     Married nurse Janet Howie PATERSON of Sandstone on 18 June 1935 at Saint Oswald's Church in Meekatharra [P409]
     In October 1939 he was made a Justice of the Peace for the East Murchison Magisterial District [39: 14-Oct-1939]
     Along with other Justices of the Peace he presided over criminal cases that went before the Sandstone Police Court [39: 15-Mar-1941]
     He went before the Police Court in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in May 1941 and was fined £3 for speeding [39: 21-May-1941]
     Private W89215 in Sandstone's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
     Gold Miner of the Lady Mary Mine in Sandstone with Tom PARKINSON until dissolving their partnership in 1947 [39: 19-May-1947]
     Gold Miner of the Apples Mine in Sandstone in 1948[39: 5-May-1948]
     Vice Chairman of both the Sandstone Water Board and the Black Range Vermin Board in 1954 [39: 18 & 24-Aug-1954]
     After finishing mining at the Apples Mine he was the Secretary of the Black Range Road Board in Sandstone [P409]
     Resided in Sandstone until his death in 1958 [2]
Father of Jane Paterson, Helen Farnham, Christopher Leonard, Roslyn Howie and William Walker [P409]
Died 3 May 1958; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, K, 163) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leonard Norman Fisher' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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