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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Mick" Michael Francis LYNCH

Born 15 February 1908 in Essendon, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Senator "Paddy" Patrick Joseph LYNCH and Annie Josephine CLEARY [54]
Resided with his parents in the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds 1907-1909 [201]
Resided with her mother and siblings at 8 Avenue No. 2 in North Perth (Avenue No. 2 was later renamed Camellia Street) [201]
Began his schooling at Saint Brigid's Convent of Mercy School in Fitzgerald Street, West Perth [201]
Resided with his parents on Mount Leonora Farm in Three Springs [201]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia from 10 February 1920 until December 1925 [187]
Farmhand on his father's Mount Leonora Farm in Three Springs in 1927 [187]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1927 [4: 25-Jun-1927]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928 [124]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
He was among those who took a joy-ride in a Gipsy Moth plane which visited Arrino on 19 December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Farmer of Masima Farm in Three Springs in 1932 [187]
     His farm, also known as "the 808 block" had been purchased by his father and uncle during the 1924-25 financial year [44] [201]
     The farm was the 2,495 acre Lot M808 of Victoria Location 1932 east side of the Morawa-Three Springs Road [44] [62]
Married Eileen Phyllis SORENSEN on 30 September 1932 at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Perth [187]
Left Three Springs and shifted to Perth in 1933, and joined the Western Australian Police Force [187]
In 1935, when his wife gave birth to their first child, Patrick Joseph, he was stationed at Collie, [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Their son was born at Saint Andrew's Hospital in Midland Junction - which belonged to Margaret NIVEN, previously of Carnamah [5]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 6 December 1940 [16]
     After being attached to a medical unit in Palestine he was sent to Syria to do a specialist course in laboratory work [187]
     By late 1942 he had returned to Australia and was posted to a unit in Queensland [187]
     Private WX9743 in the Australian Army's 2/1 Australian Field Butchering Platoon towards the end of the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 7 September 1945 [16]
By late 1945 had shifted to the outer Perth suburb of Armadale where he had a poultry farm [187]
Storekeeper in Naraling, situated 40 kilometres north east of Geraldton, in 1950[19]
In 1951 acquired a farm at Nembudding in the Wyalkatchem district through the War Service Land Settlement Scheme [201]
Farmer at Nembudding in the Wyalkatchem district from 1951 until 1969, and in 1973 sold the farm [201]
Later resided in Morawa [2]
Father of Patrick, Jane, Jude and Michael [201]
Died 1 August 1977; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 8, 299) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Michael Francis Lynch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/michael-francis-lynch [sources]




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