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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" Peter John LYNCH

Born 9 February 1884 in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia [30: item 8207397]
Son of John LYNCH and Christina DIAMOND [15]
Shifted to Western Australia with his parents in the early 1900s [P39]
Married Annie WATERHOUSE nee RANKIN in 1909 [66]
In 1914 worked as a Labourer / Stockman and was living on Glyde Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe Beach [18] [30: item 8207397]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 17 October 1914 in Guildford, Western Australia [30: item 8207397]
     On enlistment was noted as 5 feet 10¼ inches tall, weighing 12 stone 5 lbs with brown eyes, black hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     Following his enlistment was appointed a Trooper in the Australian Army's 10th Light Horse Regiment, regimental number 297 [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the Transport A47 Mashobra on 8 February 1915 [30]
     Served with the 10th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt, Gallipoli and again in Egypt [30]
     Promoted from Trooper to Lance Corporal on 18 March 1915, to Corporal on 1 August 1915 and to Sergeant 23 August 1918 [30]
     Received a shell wound to his thigh on 12 August 1915; after treatment in England returned to service in Egypt in June 1916 [30]
     Returned to Australia on the Delta, arriving in Perth, Western Australia on 26 February 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 6 July 1919; received the 1914/15 Star, the British War and Victory Medals [30]
Farmer in Carnamah 1920-1929 [6] [19]
     Arrived in Carnamah in February 1920 [4: 6-Apr-1929]
     Obtained a 1672 acre farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah through the Soldier Settlement Scheme [P39]
     The farm consisted of Victoria Location 6920 and 7461 situated just north of Carnamah on the west side of the railway line [44] [62]
     Yarra Yarra was one of four soldier settlement estates in Carnamah, and had previously belonged to Donald MACPHERSON [244]
In May 1920 purchased three horses, one mare and harnesses from the Midland Railway Company in Carnamah for £120 [34]
Member of the Carnamah Race Club 1922-1928 [10: 27-Jan-1922]
     Steward of the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting held in Carnamah on 25 September 1924 [86: 27-Sep-1924]
     Vice President and Club Steward in 1927, and Handicapper in 1928 of the Carnamah Race Club [9: 8-Apr-1927] [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Won the Gent's Hack in the Horse Events at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah on 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
     He won the Gent's Hack and his stepdaughter the Ladies Hack both riding Donald MACPHERSON's horse Home Again [86]
Received a gold watch for his horse winning the R.S.L. Handicap at a Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah in January 1924 [10: 17-Apr-1924]
His horse Rewolf came 3rd in the Third Class Plate at the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Race Meeting on 10 April 1924 [10: 17-Apr-1924]
Injured his knee while riding over hurdles in the sports portion of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 9 October 1924 [9: 17-Oct-1924]
Steward at the Picnic Race Meetings held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1925 and 17 March 1928 [124]
Member of the Carnamah Progress Association - was Vice President in 1925 [9: 9-Oct-1925]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from at least 1925 until 1929 [53]
Obtained the telephone in 1926 - was telephone number Carnamah-7 [60]
He was the contractor who delivered mail once a week between Carnamah and the Inering Estate in 1926 [500: 6-Mar-1926]
    For undertaking the mail service by motor car he received £72 per annum from the Postmaster General's Department [500]
Costume Judge at the Fancy Dress Ball conducted by the Carnamah Girls Club at the Carnamah Hall on 21 August 1926 [39: 7-Sep-1926]
Advertised in September 1927 that a light gelding (horse) with a brown star and a grey pony had strayed onto his farm [4: 10-Sep-1927]
     Neither had a visible brand and if they weren't claimed within the time permitted by law they were to be sold to cover their expenses [4]
Requested in November 1927 to move his sheep from the main road and cease watering his sheep at the government well [9: 25-Nov-1927]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1927 [4: 20-Aug-1927]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Agricultural Society in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
In 1928 represented the Carnamah Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association [4: 21-Apr-1928]
Had left his car in reverse and after cranking his car near the Carnamah School it suddenly took off backwards [4: 17-Nov-1928]
     The car travelled in a circle at a speed of 15 miles per hour and crossed the railway line about eight times [4: 17-Nov-1928]
     Local school teacher Albert E. HAYES managed to catch up to the car, jump aboard and bring it to a stop [4: 17-Nov-1928]
Attended the wedding of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Appears to have sold his farm in Carnamah to Cornelius SHEAHAN in early 1929 [--]
Prior to selling his farm he had been Chairman of the Committee of the Carnamah Race Club [4: 6-Apr-1929]
At the Carnamah Races in March 1929 he was publicly thanked and sadness expressed over his departure from the district [4: 6-Apr-1929]
During his nine years in Carnamah he only missed one race meeting of the Carnamah Race Club [4: 6-Apr-1929]
On 6 April 1929 was bid farewell by a number of friends at the home of Roger and Margaret CLARK in Carnamah [4: 13-Apr-1929]
He and his wife left Carnamah in April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
They passed through Carnamah on 2 November 1933 on their way to Winchester [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of  Mount Hawthorn [2]
Died 16 March 1958; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, OC, 173) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Peter John Lynch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/peter-john-lynch [sources]




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