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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Norm" Norman Whally REYNOLDS

Born 18 May 1917 in Bunbury, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Fred" Norman Wilfred REYNOLDS and Edith WHALLY [P136]
Resided with his parents in Capel 1917-1927 and then in Carnamah 1927-1938 [P99]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1927 and 1928 [97]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Pirate" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won the Running Race for 10-11 year old boys at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia from 6 February 1929 until December 1932 [4: 16-Feb-1929] [187]
Supermarket Assistant in Carnamah until May 1935 when he obtained employment with the Midland Railway Company [4: 1-Jun-1935] [6]
Porter at the Carnamah Railway Station in Yarra Street, Carnamah 1935-1938 [5: 24-May-1935, 16-Oct-1936] [0: image 03326]
His duties at the railway station included caring for a draught horse named Kate and using her to move rail tankers and trucks [P99]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1933-1937 - was Treasurer in 1935 and 1936[5: 2-Jun-1933, 19-Apr-1935, 17-Apr-1936, 18-Jun-1937]
     Made his first appearance in a game for 1937 on 11 July and was reported to have well justified his inclusion in the team [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
With George BREWER, Colin STONE, Harold HARVEY and Jack MCLEAN spent two days in Dongara in January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-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 Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held to raise money for books at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club from 1934-35 to 1937-38 [4: 22-Dec-1934] [5: 15-Jan-1937, 24-Dec-1937]
      Following the creation of two teams within Club he played for Carnamah Reds in 1935-36 and 1937-38 [5: 11-Oct-1935, 24-Dec-1937]
Played for the victorious latter in the Married verses Single men's cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 3 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Acting Secretary of the Carnamah Football Club in early 1936 up until the Annual General Meeting on 11 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
He was the "outstanding player" in the football match between Carnamah and Arrino in Carnamah on Sunday 14 June 1936 [5]
     His effort was all the better considering the match was proclaimed the best in years to be played in the North Midlands [5: 19-Jun-1936]
In August 1936 he received notification that he would be transferred to Midland Junction [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Visited Perth during the first weekend of October 1936 to attend the grand final of the Western Australian Football League [5]
     After returning to Carnamah he was confined to his bed with a cold and had to take two weeks sick leave [5: 9 & 16-Oct-1936]
In later October 1936 he left for a two week holiday in Perth, during which time he was relieved by K. KING of Mingenew [5]
     Returned to Carnamah and resumed his duties at the Carnamah Railway Station on 10 November 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936, 13-Nov-1936]
The North Midland Times newspaper reported that he spent the last weekend of April 1937 in Perth [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Employed in Carnamah by the Midland Railway Company until May 1938 [0: image 03326]
Left Carnamah in early June 1938 after being transferred to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [0: image 03326]
Remained in Midland Junction until 1939, and by 1940 had been transferred to Moora [0: images 03009, 03063]
Spent his annual holiday in September 1939 with his parents in Carnamah [0: image 03846]
He was the best man at the wedding of John ARNOTT and his sister Vivian in 1939[0: image 03037]
Married Norma MCLEOD in the Perth suburb of Subiaco on 3 June 1940 [0: image 03072]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 04046 & 04114]
His wife and infant son spent a holiday in Carnamah in November 1941 [0: image 04046]
In July 1942 himself, Norma and their small son came to Carnamah for a weekend[0: image 04114]
     During their intended short stay J. J. HOUSE the Carnamah stationmaster became ill [0: image 04114]
     Remained in Carnamah as Acting Stationmaster of the Carnamah Railway Station while Mr HOUSE was unwell [0: image 04114]
Inspector for the Midland Railway Company in 1943 [187]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Como [2]
Died 13 August 2003; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, Niche Wall, H, 18) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Whally Reynolds' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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