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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Mervyn Matheson WILLIAMS

Born 24 May 1909 in Fremantle, Western Australia [16]
Resided in Moora until being transferred to Three Springs in June 1934 [5: 29-Jun-1934]
Bank Teller at the National Bank in Three Springs 1934-1937 and again in 1938[5: 13-Jul-1934, 4-Jun-1937] [6] [19]
He "actively associated himself with the sporting bodies and social life of the town and district" [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1935, and a Committee Member in 1936[5: 17-May-1935, 10-Apr-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club - was Secretary in 1935-36 and 1936-37[5: 20-Sep-1935, 18-Sep-1936]
Supper Steward at the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Wednesday 2 October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society - was Secretary in 1936 and 1937 [5: 1-May-1936, 25-Mar-1937]
Auditor for the Three Springs Football Club in 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Attended Kenneth R. PETTIT's 21st birthday Social & Dance at his home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Presided over the Surprise Party for Miss Joyce E. BASTIAN at The Oaks Farm in Three Springs on 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Part of a deputation that went before the Three Springs Road Board in March 1937 to propose a greater sports ground [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Speaker at the North Midlands Cricket Association's dinner at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Greater Sports Ground Committee - was Acting Secretary in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937, ]
Left Three Springs on Friday 28 May 1937 after being transferred to Perth [5: 4-Jun-1937]
     The North Midland Times newspaper reported "His departure means a serious loss for the community of Three Springs" [5]
Less than two weeks later he returned to Three Springs on Wednesday 9 June 1937 expecting to stay another two months [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Secretary of the Farewell for Barney & Frances BARNHART's, which was held in Three Springs on 3 February 1938 [4: 12-Feb-1938]
Secretary of the Valedictory for Minnie WATSON & Arthur MORTIMER held in Three Springs on 15 February 1938 [4: 19-Feb-1938]
He was bid farewell at a Valedictory Evening held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 16 June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]
     During speeches it was said how he had "proved himself a very estimable citizen during his residence at Three Springs" [4]
     At the conclusion of the speeches he was presented with a travelling bag from the Three Springs Agricultural Society [4]
Left Three Springs in June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]
Shortly after leaving Three Springs he was married to Lalla THORLEY in Perth[4] [66]
Resided in South Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 13 April 1943 [16]
     Private WX22370 in the Australian Army's 2/48 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 February 1946 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe [2]
Died 2 June 1997; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mervyn Matheson Williams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mervyn-matheson-williams [sources]




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