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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Rob" / "Bob" Robert Falcon SHEPPARD

Born 22 June 1920 in Arrino, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jack" John Richard SHEPPARD and "Meg" Margaret NAIRN [P3]
Great Grandson of Carnamah pioneers James & Sarah NAIRN and Coorow pioneers William & Sarah LONG [P3]
Resided with his parents on Redbank Farm in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Best dressed 9-14 year old boy at  the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Arrino on Tuesday 12 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Won 2nd prizes for Mapping and a Crayon Drawing at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Farmhand in Arrino prior to enlisting in the Australian Army in Arrino on 23 July 1941 [16]
Private W20295 in the Australian Army's 4 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 21 December 1945 [16] and returned to Arrino [19]
Married Rita Maud GERSCH in 1946 [66]
Farmer of Redbank Farm in Arrino 1946-1979 [P354]
He initially ran the farm for his elderly mother and also supported her before buying the property from her [P354]
In 1979 sold his Redbank Farm in Arrino to his daughter Robin and son-in-law Kevin KELLY [P354]
After selling the farm he and his wife shifted to a house on Williamson Street in the Three Springs townsite [P354]
He was very well known for his woodwork during his later years, especially the wooden clocks he made [P354]
Passed away at the age of 80 years at Saint John of God Hospital in Geraldton [24]
Father of Wendy, Robert and Robin [P354]
Died 1 March 2001; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 180) [24]
He was buried in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery as he had great respect for the sisters in Three Springs and Dongara [P354]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Falcon Sheppard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from [reference list]

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