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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Les" Leslie Everitt ATKINSON

Born 15 December 1920 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Bill" William ATKINSON and Winifred BRIMBLE [39: 25-Aug-1930]
His mother died in Geraldton in 1930 and in 1932 his father married Frances West WILLIN [39: 25-Aug-1930] [66]
Resided with his father and stepmother in Geraldton in 1933 and 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934] [39: 13-Sep-1933]
In March 1934 his father, who worked as a Linesman, was transferred from Geraldton to Carnamah [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Along with his stepmother and siblings arrived in Carnamah to join his father on the night of Tuesday 29 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Resided in Carnamah from 1934 to 1937 [5: 1-Jun-1934, 18-Jun-1937]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Travelled with his father from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 25 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Resided in Geraldton prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 January 1941 [16]
Corporal 29696 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 1 Central Recovery Depot during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 14 April 1945 [16] and spent most of his working life as a Joiner [50]
He was working as a Joiner and living at 7 Syntax Street in the West Ipswich, Queensland, Australia in 1949 [50]
In 1954 he was living on Samford Road in the Ipswich suburb of One Mile [50]
Returned to Western Australia and in 1963 was living with his brother Bert at 184 Jersey Street in the Perth suburb of Wembley [50]
Resided at 56 Gregory Street in the Perth suburb of Belmont for at least the years 1968-1977 [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Belmont [2]
Died 16 October 1985; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie Everitt Atkinson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leslie-everitt-atkinson [sources]




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