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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Maurie" Maurice Boyton CLARK

Born 26 July 1894 in Braughing, Hertfordshire, England [16]
Son of John Blyth CLARK and Maidie Emmeline FIDLER [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents and siblings on Ferguson Farm in Braughing, Hertfordshire, England [20]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Australind and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 November 1911 [70]
Farmhand in Coomberdale in 1916 [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 5 July 1916 [30: item 1967573]
     He had been working as a Farmhand and on enlistment gave his address as Hope Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighed 121 pounds and had blue eyes, light brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     He had previous military experience from time in the 87th Battalion Senior Cadets [30]
     Gave his next of kin as his father John Blyth CLARK, also of Hope Street, Cottesloe and later of Wellington Street, Cottesloe [30]
     At Claremont on 12 February 1917 he was appointed a Trooper in the 26th Reinforcements of the 10th Light Horse Regiment [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the R.M.S. Morea on 26 February 1917 [30]
     Due to being sick was taken off the Morea at Bombay, India for hospitalisation on 13 March 1917 [30]
     Departed Bombay, India on the H.M.T. Pakerah and arrived in the Suez Canal in Egypt on 14 January 1918 [30]
     Trooper 3231 in the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Battalion in Egypt and the Middle East during the First World War [30]
     Returned to Australia on the Oxfordshire, arriving back in Fremantle on 4 August 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 7 November 1919; awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
After returning from the war he worked in Perth as a Joiner [50]
     Initially resided at the Edward Millen Home in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
     Later resided with his parents at 3 Otway Street in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne [50]
Farmer near the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1928-1950 [19] [3]
     The farm was 1,240 acres in size, which he leased and later purchased from James C. and Patrick I. HOGAN [3] [27] [61]
     The 1,240 acres consisted of Lots M983 and M992 of Victoria Location 2022 on the north side of Reading Road [3] [62]
     It was reported that he purchased the farm in early 1928, although the sale may have gone through a few years later [9: 8-Jul-1928] [27]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1928 and 1930 [53]
Attended the surprise party given to Albert and Eva COWDEROY in Carnamah on 21 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended the local farewell for Jack and Annie LYNCH at the home of his brother Roger W. CLARK on 6 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
In October 1929 purchased a Chev six truck from Carnamah agent L. Scott WYLIE [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Member of the Inering Bridge Club in 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s [52]
Attended the Annual R.S.L. General Meeting and Smoke Social in Carnamah on Thursday 8 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Advertised in The North Midland Times newspaper on 20 July 1934 that he wanted to buy 700 jam fence posts [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
With the materials supplied he made a 30 coup fowl crates for the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Monday 22 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 2-Aug-1935] [89]
Himself and S. Ewart JACKSON were Joint Auditors of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 4-Oct-1935] [89]
Committee Member 1935-1937 and Financial Member 1941 and 1946 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [5: 22-Jan-1937] [13] [58]
Attended the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
In June 1936 he donated his time to make a table for the Carnamah Girls Club with timber donated by William DAVISON [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
Holidayed at the beach in Dongara with the DAVISON and GRIERSON families of Carnamah over Easter in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     Timekeeper at the Boxing Tournament held in Carnamah on Saturday evening 28 August 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1938 [0: image 03312]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
In 1949 purchased from Robert NIVEN the vacant block at 45 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite (Lot 81 of M1354) [53]
Sold his 1,240 acre farm in Carnamah to Martin DUANE of Three Springs in 1951 [3]
From selling his farm until his death he resided at 45 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P22]
Gatekeeper for the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Received electricity at his home from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity cost him 12/6 per month [53]
He was a good friend of "Bill" William DAVISON of Carnamah and usually spent Christmas with the DAVISON family [P50]
Died 19 April 1967; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8A, 91) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maurice Boyton Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 August 2020 from [sources]

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