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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bob" Robert Bell MCGILL

Born 25 August 1907 in Wigtown, Scotland [16]
Son of James MCGILL and Janet BELL [P147]
Departed London with his parents and siblings John, Thomas, James, Margaret and Mary on the Otway on 24 June 1910 [203]
They arrived on the Otway in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 July 1910[70]
Resided with his parents and siblings at Coorow House in Coorow, Western Australia 1911-1916 [P147]
His name was listed as a prospective student in applications for an assisted State School to be established in Coorow in 1911 [215]
In May 1913 his name was used as a prospective student in applications to have the closed Coorow State School reopened [215]
Student at the Coorow State School run from a room of their home Coorow House from December 1913 to September 1914 [215]
They left Coorow and shifted to 2 Cavendish Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park in June 1916 [30: item 1944135]
Farmer Toro Brook Farm in Calingiri in partnership with his brother James MCGILL [P147]
Married Agnes Mary HALSE in Perth in 1938 [66]
Resided in Calingiri until enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 17 March 1941 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 38158 in the Royal Australian Air Force's No. 2 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 January 1946 [16]
Resumed farming Calingiri until leaving in the late 1940s to take a War Service Land Settlement farm in Bolgart [P147]
Resided in Bolgart until his death in 1970 [2]
Died 24 July 1970; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 4, Rose Memorial, DD, 3) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Bell McGill' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-bell-mcgill [reference list]




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