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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Philip Michael MCCAGH

Born 26 May 1913 in Arrino, Western Australia [16]
Son of John McCAGH and Agnes MCAULIFFE [24]
Farmer in Arrino [19]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1933-1937 [5: 25-Aug-1933, 25-May-1934, 12-Jun-1936, 14-May-1937]
Attended the Arrino Football Club's Annual Dance on 7 October 1933 where he was awarded the Most Improved Player [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 5-Jan-1934, 22-Mar-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
His 21st Birthday was celebrated with a dance at the specially decorated Arrino Hall on Friday 1 June 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Won a polished cigarette barrel at the C.W.A. Euchre Party & Dance held at the Arrino Hall on Thursday 26 July 1934 [5: 3-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Won the 120 Yards Sheffield Handicap at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting in Three Springs on 17 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Represented the Arrino Tennis Club in their lost cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club on 13 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Groomsman at the wedding of W. Kenneth MUTTER and Gladys E. STOKES in Three Springs on 6 September 1938 [4: 10-Sep-1938]
Married (1) Iris Stella STEMP in 1941 [66]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Arrino on 23 July 1941 and was discharged on 28 November 1945 [16]
Sapper W20362 in the Australian Army's 16 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Married (2) June HANDS in 1948 [66]
Returned to Arrino and resumed farming until 1950 when he appears to have left the district [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 30 August 1974; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, PG, 119) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Philip Michael McCagh' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/philip-michael-mccagh [sources]




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