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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Normie" Norman Reginald WYLIE

Born 1919 [14]
Son of "Scott" Linley Scott WYLIE and Daisie May TUCKER [14]
Resided in Carnamah with his parents from 1924 [19] to 1929 [1]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Cowboy Tom Mix" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won a prize for a crayon drawing in the school-work section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1927 show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Also attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball, dressed as a "Cossack" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
The Irwin Index newspaper reported on 24 August 1929 that he had been sent to Perth for medical attention [4: 24-Aug-1929]
Died 26 August 1929 in Carnamah; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row A, Plot 9) [1]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 31 August 1929:
Obituary - Norman Wylie
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Wylie of Carnamah will regret to learn of the death of their youngest son, Norman, which took place at Carnamah on Monday evening, 26th instant, after a long illness. A large number of mourners and friends followed the funeral to the Winchester Cemetery on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The many wreaths and floral tributes looked very impressive. The service was conducted by the Rev. C. W. Headen of Carnamah, the funeral arrangements being carried out by Messrs Henry Parkin & Son. The chief mourners were Mr. L. S. Wylie (father), Mrs. L. S. Wylie (mother), and deceased's brothers Robert and Laurie. Messrs J. Salter, T. Parkin, J. Booth and H. Robinson were pall bearers."

His brother Bob wrote the following on 9 September 1929 in a letter to former Carnamah resident Miss L. Vera KEEN:
"Dear Vera, Just a line to thank you for your few words of sympathy to us, in our sad loss. It doesn't seem true does it Vera, we were all so stunned when it happened, that we are just beginning to realise he is gone, but it is like a person going into a garden to pick a flower they will always pick a fresh one and leave the withered, so it seems with God when he wants another little Angel, he picks the best. One thing we have to be thankful for Vera, is that he did not suffer, we took him to Perth a few days before and were told there was no hope for he had an incurable sickness called Leukaemia and haemorrhage had set in, so we brought him home, but he only lasted four days. Well Vera if you will excuse me I will close, for my thoughts are too fumbled to write clearly. Once again thanking you for your kind words of sympathy. Yours as ever, Bob."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Reginald Wylie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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