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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Les" Leslie Charles BYRNE

Born 29 June 1896 in Chittering, Western Australia [16]
Son of "EK" Edmund Keen BYRNE and Isabella WOODS [P137]
Resided with his parents on West Point Farm in Wannamal 1896-1914 and shifted with them to Three Springs in 1914 [114]
Resided with his parents on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs [P137]
Farmhand and Farmer in Three Springs 1921-1938 [6] [19] [81: 11-Apr-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1914-1927 [9: 7-Aug-1914] [10: 9 & 23-Jul-1920, 12-May-1922, 22-Jun-1923, 12-Jun-1924] [4: 7-May-1927]
His horse Butterfly came 2nd in the Pony Race at the annual "Three Springs Day" on Monday 16 September 1915 [10: 24-Sep-1915]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club 1915-1923 [9: 10-Dec-1915, 21-Jan-1921, 12-Jan-1923] [10: 3-Feb-1922]
Attended as "Buffalo Bill" the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 19 July 1916 in aid of the Red Cross Society [39: 31-Jul-1916]
He and Jack LYNCH won the Gretna Green race at the Red Cross Gala Day in Three Springs on 23 May 1918 [10: 31-May-1918]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
At the Three Springs Day on Thursday 26 September 1918 he and his cousin Bert WELLS won the Rescue Race [10: 4-Oct-1918]
Member of the Three Springs Race Club in 1919 and 1920 [10: 31-Jan-1919, 30-Jan-1920]
Clerk of Course at the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meetings held in Three Springs on 6 March 1919 and 4 March 1920 [10]
Steward of the horse races at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting held in Three Springs on Monday 17 March 1919 [124]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1919 [10: 27-Jun-1919]
Master of Ceremonies at the Welcome Home for Private James FARLEY held in Coorow on Thursday 10 July 1919 [10: 18-Jul-1919]
Member of the Hall Committee that managed the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs in 1919-20 [9: 29-Aug-1919]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1920, 1921 and 1922[124]
His horse Hurriedly came 2nd in the Pony Race at the Carnamah Race Club's Race Meeting on 11 March 1920 [10: 19-Mar-1920]
Vice President of Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Wednesday 17 March 1920 [124]
Hurriedly competed in the Parakalia Handicap race at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1920 [124]
Member of the Three Springs Merrymakers/Dramatic Company in 1920 [10: 6-Aug-1920]
In 1927-28 he had a Nash car or truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with licence plate CA-73 [325]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as an "Early Victorian" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Married "Dorine" Dorothy Clarice TANEY in Perth in 1933 [66]
Received a presentation in recognition of his wedding from the Three Springs Anglican Church on 23 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Ruth Henrietta FOGARTY at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 19 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
One of the speakers at the welcome to Rev. Alfred J. TOOMEY in the Three Springs Hall on Monday 27 August 1934 [5: 31-Aug-1934]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth on Thursday 18 October 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Represented the Three Springs section of the amalgamated Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Parish at meetings in 1934 [5: 16-Nov-1934]
Won the Smoking Competition conducted at the Anglican Church's Fair held in the Three Springs Hall on 16 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the luncheon tendered to Primate of Australia Rev. Henry F. LE FANU in Three Springs on Monday 1 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
He and his wife holidayed at North Beach for three weeks in February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Loaned his truck to help cart 80 loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs in April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Anglican Church Vestry and the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Farmed Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs with his father until 1938 [4] [19]
He, his wife Dorine and his father EK were the recipients of a Valedictory Evening in Three Springs on 16 June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]
     The evening was to bid them farewell prior to their departure from the district, and was held at the local Agricultural Hall [4]
     During the speeches an expression of thanks for the interest his family had displayed in the district's affairs over a lengthy period [4]
     At the conclusion of the speeches he received a wallet of notes and a writing sachet from the residents of the district [4: 25-Jun-1938]
Left Three Springs in June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]
By 1939 he was living at 18 Montreal Road in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [6]
Later resided on Morrison Road in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [50]
Farmer in Woodanilling, located between Wagin and Katanning, 1949-1954 [50]
Father of Brian, Donald, Basil, Geoffrey, Leonie, Jan and Rachel [P486]
Died 28 January 1955; buried Katanning Cemetery in Katanning, Western Australia [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie Charles Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leslie-charles-byrne [sources]




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