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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Les" Leslie Victor FOWLER

Born 27 April 1920 in York, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Don" Donnell Edgar FOWLER and Ethel Blanche DRAPER [209]
Resided with his parents in Beverley 1920-1924 and then on farmland in Waddy Forest 1924 onwards [P120]
Educated at the Waddy Forest State School, and then as a boarder at Geraldton High School in Geraldton [P120] [5: 24-May-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Handwork and a Crayon Drawing at the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
He was thrown from his horse on Wednesday morning 5 May 1937, after which he was confined to bed for a few days [5: 7-May-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD's wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Married Irene RUSS in Perth on 19 August 1941 [66] [210]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 July 1942 [16]
     Gunner WX28119 in the Australian Army's 2/3 Field Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Served in New Guinea [P120], and was discharged from the Australian Army on 4 January 1946 [16]
Returned to Waddy Forest and farmed in partnership with his brothers Edgar and Vivian as "Fowler Bros" 1946-1952 [P120]
In 1952 they dissolved their partnership with Edgar and Vivian continuing, and himself taking up a farm east of Marchagee [P120]
Later sold his farm in Marchagee to Adrian D. BROUN and purchased a farm in Yandanooka [P120]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [2]
Father of Glenn, Dennis and Vicki [209]
Died 27 October 1985; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (VC Section, Niche Wall, W10, 40) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie Victor Fowler' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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