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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Mostyn Lloyd FRANKLIN

Born 9 December 1913 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Evander William FRANKLIN and Henrietta BONE [84]
Resided with his parents on Canowie Farm in Three Springs [19]
Baptised by Charles H. HAMMER of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 7 April 1914[84]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Farmer in Three Springs [19]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [4: 16-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]
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]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1934-1936 [5: 15-Jun-1934, 24-May-1935, 22-May-1936]
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 Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
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]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Dance held at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 18 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
     During the Dance he was presented with a medal for being the Football Club's Most Improved Player during the 1934 season [5]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on 7 December 1935 as "Bon Rosa Cigars" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
In 1937 he was working for the Vacuum Oil Company at their depot in Moora [5: 11-Jun-1937]
During the first weekend of June 1937 he visited his parents in Three Springs[5: 11-Jun-1937]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth on 12 September 1940 [16]
     Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force's 21 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
     Received the Distinguished Flying Medal [16]
     He was mentioned in despatches for outstanding courage in the rescue of an airman from a blazing plane carrying explosives [4]
On his return he was tendered a Welcome Home Social at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday evening 1 December 1945 [4: 8-Dec-1945]
     His Welcome Home Social was largely attended by residents from Arrino, Three Springs, Perenjori, Carnamah and Coorow [4]
     The evening was organised by the Youngest Set of the C.W.A. and included a dance to music supplied by Carter's Orchestra [4]
     On behalf of the residents of the district the Chairman of the Three Springs Road Board cordially welcomed him home [4]
According to electoral rolls he resided in Three Springs until 1947 [19]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mostyn Lloyd Franklin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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