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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Tony" Noel Anthony JOHNSTON

Born 22 December 1923 in Merredin, Western Australia [84]
Son of "Tom" Thomas  JOHNSTON and Violet Elsie TUMBER [P50]
Baptised at the Methodist Church in Merredin on 13 January 1924 [84]
Resided with his parents on Dunston Park Farm in Carnamah [19] [39: 2-Jan-1924]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Goblin" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the Inering Progress Association's Inering Picnic on BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
     Competed in the sports events and came 2nd in the 6 to 8 years Boys Running Race and 3rd in the Egg and Spoon Race [4]
Began his schooling at home by correspondence [98]
Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from 15 February 1933 [98]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1935-1937 [5: 13-Sep-1935] [7: page 87] [97]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Came 3rd in the 11 years Boys Running Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as a "Baker" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Came 3rd in the Boys Potato Race at the R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Came 2nd in the 11 & 12 Years Boy High Jump at the Inter-School Sports held in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Came 3rd in the 12-14 Years Boys Running Race at the Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
     Came 2nd in the 12 to 15 Years Boys Alarm Race and with Keith A. MULLIGAN won the 12 to 15 Years Three Legged Race [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Carnamah on 28 January 1942 [16]
     Gunner W20413 in the Australian Army's 3 Field Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Army on 15 December 1942 and enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force the following day [0: image 02953] [16]
     Warrant Officer 436375 at the Royal Air Force's base in Beccles, Suffolk, England during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 5 February 1946 [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Farmer in Carnamah in 1947 [6] [19]


From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 2 January 1924:
"Births - JOHNSTON - On December 23, at Merredin Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnston, of Dunston Park, Carnamah - a son."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Noel Anthony Johnston' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/noel-anthony-johnston  [ sources ]




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