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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Neil MOORHEAD

Born 28 April 1887 in Corop, Victoria, Australia [16] [54]
Son of Hamilton Edmund Patterson MOORHEAD and Amelia WALKER [54]
Resided at 355 Palmerston Road in Gisborne, New Zealand prior to enlisting in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force [285]
Private 10/1573 in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force's Third Wellington Infantry Battalion during the First World War [285]
During the war gave his next of kin as his father, whose address at the time was Gunbower, Victoria, Australia [285]
Carpenter employed by local builder Charles J. DALLIMORE in Carnamah, Western Australia 1929-1931 [5: 22-Jun-1934] [19]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 20-Apr-1929, 10-May-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 8-Nov-1930]
Resided in the Eastern States of Australia 1931-1934 before arriving back in Carnamah on Saturday 16 June 1934 [5: 22-Jun-1934]
He again worked in Carnamah as a Carpenter for local builder Charles J. DALLIMORE 1934-1945 [5: 22-Jun-1934, 5-Oct-1945] [6] [19]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1934-35 - was the Gent's Singles Handicap Champion [5: 12-Oct-1934, 5-Apr-1935]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Monday 18 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
After spending five days in Perth he and Charles J. DALLIMORE returned to Carnamah on 22 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 16-Aug-1935, 24-Jul-1936]
Drew up plans for a new clubhouse for the Carnamah Tennis Club which were accepted at a meeting on 3 December 1935 [5: 6-Dec-1935]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 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]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Donated a trinket box for the Ladies Champion of the Carnamah Tennis Club's Tournament on Foundation Day in 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League [52]
Member of the Carnamah Volunteer Defence Corps in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 [13]
Member of Carnamah's Miniature Rifle Club in 1941-1945 [0: images 02933, 04077 & 04336]
Sergeant in the local Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps 1942-1945 [16]
Resided and died in the rear of Charles J. DALLIMORE's garage in Robertson Street, Carnamah [7: page 167]
Died 1 October 1945 in Carnamah; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row D, Plot 1) [1]
Tom MORCOMBE of Coorow officiated at his funeral, which was undertaken by Henry Parkin & Son of Carnamah [1]


From The North Midland Timesnewspaper, Friday 5 October 1945:
Death of Old Resident of Carnamah
"The death occurred on Monday morning, October 1, at Carnamah, Or Mr. Neil Moorhead, at the age of 56 years. Mr. Moorhead was a returned soldier of World War I, having served with the New Zealand expeditionary forces, and took part in the landing at Gallipoli. Deceased was a highly respected citizen of Carnamah, and has been employed by Mr. C. J. Dallimore, building contractor for many years. For the past few years the late Mr. Moorhead has suffered very indifferent health, chiefly caused from his experiences during World War I. The funeral, which was conducted by Mr. Tom Morcombe, of Waddy Forest, took place at the Winchester Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, a full report of which will appear in next week's issue of this paper. "


From The Argus newspaper, Saturday 6 October 1945:
Deaths
"Moorhead - On October 1 (suddenly), at Carnamah, Western Australia, Neil, beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Moorhead, 32 Smith Street, North Bendigo, and loved brother of Arabella (Mrs L. Griffith, Sydney), Evelyn (Mrs. H. Croton, Kerang), Donald (Ararat), Oliver (deceased), Margaret (Sydney), Jessie (Mrs. H. Lucas, Dingley), Hugh (Maryborough), Leigh (Bacchus Marsh), aged 58. Anzac, 10th Wellington reg., N.Z.E.F."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Neil Moorhead' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/neil-moorhead [reference list]




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