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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Reg" Reginald Howard Albert SMITH

Born 15 May 1902 in London, England [16]
By 1925 he was in Western Australia and working as a Farmhand in West Coolup [50]
Married Margaret Agnes POOLE in Perth in 1926 [66]
Dairy Farmer on a Group Settlement 62 in Cowaramup near Margaret River [P283]
Conducted the Vasse Hotel in Busselton and then the Williams Hotel in Williams[P283]
While living in the Perth suburb of Guildford ran the Council Club in the Perth suburb of Midland [P283]
Conducted the Manjimup Hotel in Manjimup and then shifted to Carnamah to take over the Carnamah Hotel [P283]
Arrived in Carnamah in October 1940 after taking over the licence for the Carnamah Hotel from Arthur FAULKS [0: image 03929]
Licensee of the Carnamah Hotel [0: image 03972]
Ran the Carnamah Hotel from October 1940 until August 1942 [0: image 03929] [6] [16]
During his management the Carnamah Hotel was still owned by Mrs Florence E. BREWER [P283]
His wife Margaret ran the accommodation portion of the hotel [0: image 03929]
Advertisements for the hotel in his time carried the line 'Renowned for Comfort, Good Table & Attention' [0: image 03934]
The hotel boasted hot and cold water baths, large rooms, first class accommodation, excellent cuisine and a moderate tariff [0: image 03934]
Resided with wife and son Kevin an a portion of the second floor of the hotel [P283]
Due to the Second World War beer was rationed and arrived once a fortnight [P283]
They served the beer at the Carnamah Hotel in a restricted manner so they wouldn't entirely run out [P283]
Three Springs doctor Mario A. MAYRHOFER and visiting dentists used part of the hotel to see clients [P283]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1941 [0: image 03995]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1941 [0: image 04007]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1941 [0: image 04008]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 [0: image 04014]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 [13]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps in 1942 [16]
Along with his wife was bid farewell at a smoke social at the Carnamah Hotel on 17 August 1942 [0: image 04135]
Left Carnamah with his wife Margaret and son Kevin on 18 August 1942 [0: image 04135]
On 12 September 1942 enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force [16]
Sergeant 81941 in the Royal Australian Air Force's Western Area Headquarters during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 4 July 1946 [16]
Married (2) "Linned" Mary Linned ARMSTRONG [P283]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne [2]
Father of Kevin [P283]
Died 28 April 1975; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, Lawn B, 6) [2]
Also known as Reginald HOWARD-SMITH [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Reginald Howard Albert Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/reginald-howard-albert-smith [sources]




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