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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Les" Leslie James HELLEWELL

Born 9 August 1906 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England [P24]
Son of "Ted" Edward HELLEWELL and Emily Louisa PROBERT [P24]
Left London, England with his parents on the steamship Australind and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 May 1911 [70]
Initially resided in Moora with his parents, who in 1927 shifted to Carnamah[P24]
     Came 2nd in the 12-15 Boys Running Race at the Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations in Moora on 17 March 1919 [10: 28-Mar-1919]
Employee of the Midland Railway Company [P24]
Travelled from Perth to Carnamah to spend Christmas with his parents in 1927[4: 7-Jan-1928]
Relieving Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Arrino in October 1928, due to the illness of Eric H. R. LINTHORNE [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Assistant Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Mingenew in 1929 and 1930 [4] [19]
     Member of the Mingenew Golf Club in 1929 [4: 2-Nov-1929]
Married Bertha Alice SMOKER in Midland in 1930 [P24]
    Their first child, Lesley June, died aged one day on 10 April 1931 and was buried at the Moora Public Cemetery [39: 16-Apr-1931] [116]
Assistant Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Moora 1931-1935 [5: 31-May-1935] [50] [120: 25-Apr-1935]
     Foundation Member of the Moora Hospital Talkies Committee[5: 31-May-1935]
     Returned to Moora by train on Monday 13 August 1934 after spending a few days in Carnamah staying with his parents [5: 17-Aug-1934]
     He was bid farewell and presented with a silver cigarette case in Moora on Saturday 25 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
     Transferred to Arrino in May 1935 following the death of the resident stationmaster, Eric H. R. LINTHORNE [5: 31-May-1935]
Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Arrino 1935-1939 [19]
     Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
     Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Robert Walter CONNOLLY at the Three Springs Cemetery on 25 July 1938 [4: 30-Jul-1938]
     Member of the Arrino Football Club - was Secretary in 1937[5: 23-Apr-1937]
     Represented the Arrino Football Club at some meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Later resided in Gingin and in the Perth suburb of Sorrento [2] [16]
Father of Robert and Dorothy [84]
Died 8 November 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 3, 22) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie James Hellewell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from [sources]

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