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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Leslie Andrew SINGLETON

Born 23 August 1917 in Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia [16]
Son of Oscar Elijah SINGLETON and Eva Eleanor THOMPSON [P161]
Descendant of Benjamin SINGLETON, founder of the town Singleton in New South Wales, Australia [P161]
Grew up and was educated in Gunnedah, New South, Wales, Australia [P161]
Resided in Gunnedah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 30 April 1941 [16]
Sapper NX5669 in the 2/2 A Boring Section of the Australian Army during the Second World War [16]
Married Marion Elizabeth BASS on 27 November 1943 at Saint Paul's Church in the Perth suburb of West Perth [P161]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 7 December 1945 [16]
After the war obtained farmland on the Waddy Estate in Carnamah through the War Service Land Settlement scheme [P161]
Farmer of Noondie Farm in Carnamah from the mid 1940s to the late 1960s[P161]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1954 - played for Carnamah Town [0: image 04767]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1954 [7: page 193]
On leaving Carnamah shifted with his wife to the Perth suburb of Joondanna [P161]
Worked as a Yardman at Wesfarmers' yard in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [P161]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Joondanna until his death in 1977 [2]
Father of Gail, Janice, Lesly, Kathleen and Jeffery [P161]
Died 12 June 1977; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir TM Gardens, Lawn 5B, Rose Memorial, AG, 1) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie Andrew Singleton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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