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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mervyn Alexander STALKER

Born 1887 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [30]
Son of Dugald STALKER and Christina TORRENS [15]
Married Blanche Alvena STARICK in 1914 [66]
Labourer in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [50]
Clearing Contractor in partnership with Frederick A. STARICK - traded as "Stalker & Starick" [34]
     Undertook clearing in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company variously from January 1916 to September 1916 [34]
     Included in the land they cleared was 100 acres on Lot M952 and 200 acres on Lot M965 [34]
     In September 1916 their Carnamah clearing contract with the Midland Railway Company was given to KLAEBE Bros [34]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 6 June 1916 [30: item 8091768]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 138 pounds and had blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     Gave his wife as his next of kin, her postal address being care of the Post Office in Gosnells [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill was appointed on 28 September 1916 to the 4th Reinforcements of the 44th Infantry Battalion [30]
     Embarked Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 12 December 1916 and after further training proceeded to France on 17 January 1918 [30]
     Private 2403 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Infantry Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Wounded in Action in France on 28 March 1918 and was invalided to England with a gunshot wound to his left forearm [30]
     Embarked from England on the D22 Arawa and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 November 1918 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 21 April 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmer in Kirup 1920-1924 [6]
Farmer of Harefield Farm in Newdegate 1925-1929 [6] [50]
Farmer of Edendale Farm in Kudardup in 1936 [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 8 June 1968; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]
Registered at birth as Alexander Mervyn STALKER [15]


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




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