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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Max" Maxwell Clonlea SHERIDAN

Born 1 January 1923 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Will" William Bernard SHERIDAN and Ivy May FAIRCLOUGH [P151]
Resided with his parents on farmland on the Walebing Road in Moora 1923-1925[6] [10: 22-Oct-1925]
Shifted with his parents to Carnamah in October 1925 [10: 22-Oct-1925]
Resided with his parents and brothers at 12 Yarra Street, Carnamah and was a Student at the Carnamah State School [3] [7: page 87]
Won 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing, and came 2nd in the under eight boys running race at the 1928 Carnamah Show [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball in 1929, dressed as a Cook[4: 13-Jul-1929]
Came 2nd in the 5-7 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Won the Boys Sack Race at the Sports Day and Picnic held at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Boy Cubs in 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 he won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Carnamah State School's team who competed in tennis against the Inering State School on 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 15-Feb-1935, 11-Oct-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
     Played for "Carnamah Blues" in 1935-36 and for "Carnamah B" / "Carnamah Seconds" in 1936-37 [5: 11-Oct-1935, 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the R.S.L. Sports Meeting held at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     Won the 11-12 years Boys Running Race, won the Boys Tyre Race and came 2nd to his brother Ross in the Boys Bike Race [5]
Won a 2nd prize for Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Along with five others visited Three Springs on Thursday 17 October 1935 to sit for his scholarship examination [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
     Came 2nd in the 11 and 12 years Boys High Jump, Boys Hop Step & Jump; and 3rd in the 12 years Boys Running Race [5]
     Himself and Donald E. REYNOLDS came equal 1st in the 11 and 12 years Boys Broad Jump [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Won the Under 14 Years Bike Race at the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on Sunday 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 20-Nov-1936, 7-May-1937]
Junior Rider in the weekly bike races conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
      Won the Driscoll Trophy as the Carnamah Athletic Club's Most Successful Junior Bike Rider in 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936, 2-Oct-1936]
Won a 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing and a Special Prizes for Woodwork at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Won Throwing the Cricket Ball and the Boys 220 Yards Running Race, and came 2nd in the 13 Years & Over Running Race [5]
     Came 3rd in the 13 Years & Over Hop Step & Jump, 13 Years & Over Broad Jump, and 13 Years & Over High Jump [5]
Played for the Carnamah Cricket Club in their victorious special match against the "Bulk Handlers" on 11 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Butcher Bird" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Came 2nd in the 12-14 Years Boys Running Race at the Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
He was "Miss Bonnie Bloomer" as a trainbearer at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball on 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Came 2nd in the Boys Bike Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in Carnamah on Thursday 17 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1938 and 1939 [0: images 03718 & 03804]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1938 and 1939 [0: images 03781 & 03794]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1939-1941 [0: images 03846, 03954 & 04005]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1940 [0: image 03926]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1941 [0: image 02933]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 03995]
Spent a few days in June 1941 as Assistant Stationmaster in Mingenew [0: image 04022]
Member of the Carnamah Volunteer Defence Corps in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Member of the Carnamah Air Observation Corps in 1942 - filled the first night shift on 10 February 1942 [0: image 04066]
Spent a few days in June or July 1942 as Acting Stationmaster in Three Springs [0: image 04104]
Worked for the Midland Railway Company in Carnamah until December 1942 [0: images 02942 & 03064]
Private in the local Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps in 1942 [16]
In December 1942 was transferred to Midland Junction WA [0: image 02942]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 April 1944 [16]
Served in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1944 and 1945; Aircraftman in 1 Engineering School in Ascot Vale [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 April 1945 [16]
After being discharged from the R.A.A.F. resumed employment with the Midland Railway Company [0: image 04330]
Best man at his brother Ross's wedding in 1949 [0: image 02990]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1951 - played for Carnamah Town [0: image 04628]
Railway Guard in Walkaway in 1952 [19]
Acting Stationmaster in Carnamah in February 1953 while the stationmaster was on annual holidays [0: image 04714]
Relieving Stationmaster in Dongara until early December 1956 and then Relieving Stationmaster in Three Springs [4: 7-Dec-1956]
Married Maureen Ivy DOUGLAS in 1958 in Perth [P151]
Stationmaster of the Watheroo Railway Station in Watheroo 1962-1964 [19]
When the Midland Railway Company was sold to WAGR he was transferred from Watheroo to Kalgoorlie [P39]
From leaving school until retirement worked for the Midland Railway Company and Western Australia Government Railways [P151]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Thornlie [2]
Father of Maxwell, Robyn, Teena and Elizabeth [P151]
Died 12 December 1985; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maxwell Clonlea Sheridan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/maxwell-clonlea-sheridan [sources]




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