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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bob" / "Bobbie" Robert Andrew BLACK

Born 18 May 1919 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Robert BLACK and Clare KOCH [P2]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs, where his father worked as a labourer and carrier [P2]
Member of the Three Springs Boy Scouts in 1930 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-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 Three Springs Football Club 1935-1937 [5: 24-May-1935, 22-May-1936, 4-Jun-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Competitor in the Boxing Tournament conducted by the local R.S.L. in Three Springs on Saturday 18 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
He and Ethel M. MCNEILL won the Spot Waltz at the Three Springs Anglican Church's Annual Ball on 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Part of the amusing Three Springs male ballet who performed at the Community Concert in Carnamah on 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Labourer in Three Springs in 1941 and 1942 [16]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 20 June 1942[16]
Corporal WX28188 in the Australian Army's 16 Australian Infantry Training Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 30 November 1945 [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Andrew Black' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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