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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" Nigel John SHEEDY

Born 12 April 1910 in Woodville, South Australia [16]
Son of Michael J. SHEEDY and Leticia M. [243]
Labourer in Three Springs, Western Australia 1933-1938 [19]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
Barman at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Member of the committee that organised the very successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
He cared for the roses that grew in the Three Springs Road Board's garden in front of the railway station in Three Springs [5]
     A "bowl of exceptionally fine rose blooms" from the garden were on view at the Commercial Hotel in June 1937 [5]
     The roses and his achievements in growing them so well received mention in The North Midland Times newspaper [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in the Perth suburb of Claremont on 18 October 1940 [16]
     Private WX8430 in the Australian Army's 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 February 1946; he had been a Prisoner of War [16]
Married Mavis A. CASEY in Perth in 1947 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Wembley [2]
Died 4 August 1971; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Lawn 5, 402) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Nigel John Sheedy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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