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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Phil" Phillip Stanley ROWLAND

Born 11 October 1923 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND and "Dorrie" Martha Dorothy SLOPER [P13]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah on Billaloo Farm near Billeroo, East Winchester 1923-1942 and 1946 onwards [P13]
Student at the Billeroo State School in Billeroo, East Winchester 1930-1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936] [7: pages 77, 78]
Competed in the tennis match between the Billeroo-Winchester and Carnamah schools on Friday 8 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     He won the 11 & 12 Boys High Jump and came 2nd in the 12 Years Boys Running Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
After leaving school worked on his father's Billaloo Farm [P13]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1941 [0: image 03991]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 10 November 1942[16]
Private WX35497 in the Australian Army's 116 LT A/A during the Second World War[16]
During a portion of the war he was stationed with a gun unit on Rottnest Island[P7]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 19 November 1945 [16]
After the war he took over the running of his father's Billaloo Farm [P7]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1971 [13]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1948 [118]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1953 [58]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 17 June 1960 [96]
Married (1) Una Frances DOBSON on 19 December 1968 [P13]
In the 1970s sold Billaloo Farm to Allen J. PERRY of Carnamah and on doing so shifted with his wife to Geraldton WA [P13] [P7]
Worked for Cooperative Bulk Handling (CBH) in Geraldton for a few years before retiring [P13]
Married (2) "Bobby" Patricia Mae WALKER on 27 May 1989 [P13]
In 1990 was living at 12 Jose Street in Geraldton [183]
Attended the Billeroo State School reunion at the R.S.L. Hall in Grand Promenade, Bedford on 3 June 1990 [183]
Died 23 November 1994; ashes buried Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton WA [P13] [26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Phillip Stanley Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 September 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/phillip-stanley-rowland [sources]




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