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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mervyn Charles BOWRA

Born 23 September 1914 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Fred" Frederick John BOWRA and Cecelia Maria BELL [P218]
Resided with his parents in Winchester [25]
Student at the Carnamah State School before attending the Winchester State School [25]
Won prizes for writing and pencil drawing in the school-work section at the annual Carnamah Show in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927
Student at the Winchester State School from 13 February 1928 to 19 December 1929[25]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held fortnightly in Winchester in August and September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Came 3rd in the 13 years and over Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
By September 1935 he had left the Carnamah-Winchester district and was living in Meekatharra [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Shop Assistant in Nannine in 1936 [50]
Married Ella Florence MARTIN in Perth in 1940 [66]
Resided in North Perth until enlisting in the Australian Army on 4 August 1943[16]
Craftsman WX40333 in the Australian Army's 5th Australian INF TPS Workshop during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 4 January 1946 [16]
Later resided in Mandurah [2]
Died 11 January 1997; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WD, 343)[2]


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




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