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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Tom" Leslie Thomas STARCEVICH

Born 5 September 1918 in Subiaco, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Joe" Josip STARCEVICH and Gertrude May WALTERS [16] [66]
His father had migrated from Yugoslavia to Western Australia at the age of 14 years [79: 23-Aug-1973]
Resided with his parents in Laverton and later on a farm at Grass Patch in the Mallee district of Esperance region [79: 23-Aug-1973]
Resided in Norseman prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 9 April 1941[16]
     Private WX11519 in the Australian Army's 2/43 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry at Beaufort in North Borneo on 28 June 1945 [18]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 12 February 1946 [16]
Married Kathleen Betty WARR nee HARDY in Perth in 1947 [66]
Resided in Green Bushes in 1947 [18]
He was presented with his Victoria Cross by the Lieutenant-Governor of Western Australia on 25 May 1947 [18]
Car Salesman in Perth 1948-1951 [79: 23-Aug-1973]
     In 1949 himself and his wife were living at 24 Third Avenue in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [50]
Wheat & Sheep Farmer near Carnamah 1951- [79: 23-Aug-1973]
     In 1951 he was allocated a War Service Land Settlement block on the late F. W. Gustac LIEBE's Waddi Estate [79: 23-Aug-1973]
     His farm was the 4,300 acre Victoria Location 9977, which was in Caron and about 17 miles east of the Carnamah townsite [61] [79]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1954 [7: page 193]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie Thomas Starcevich' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leslie-thomas-starcevich  [ sources ]




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