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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Mel" Richard Melville John SMALES

Born 7 February 1917 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 6 December 1939 [16]
Joiner III on the Royal Australian Navy's H.M.A.S. Leeuwin during the Second World War [16]
Married Mavis Jean WHITEHURST in Perth in 1944 [66]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Navy on 2 May 1946 [16]
By October 1946 had settled in Carnamah [0: image 04407]
Carpenter in Carnamah employed by builder and contractor Charles J. DALLIMORE[P22]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club 1946-1952 - was Vice Captain in 1951 and 1952 [0: images 04407, 04501 & 04654] [4: 21-Apr-1951]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1950-1954 - played for Carnamah Country [0: images 04552 & 04769]
Received electricity at his home from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in July 1952 paid £1.17.8 for the month's electricity [53]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1952 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1954 [0: image 04732]
Resided in Caron Street, Carnamah and was telephone number Carnamah-70 from 1956 to 1965 [60]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Dianella [2]
Father of Graham [0: image 04714]
Died 3 January 1988; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Banksia Court, Memorial Garden, G10A, 56) [115]
Also known as Melville John SMALES and Richard Melville SMALES [6] [61]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Richard Melville John Smales' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/richard-melville-john-smales  [ sources ]




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