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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Robert George SMITH

Born 11 January 1917 in Mullewa, Western Australia [16]
Resided in Geraldton prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 27 July 1940 [16]
Sergeant WX5401 in the Australian Army's 2/28 Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Married "Maureen" Annie Maureen BRENNAN in Geraldton on 26 February 1944 [P445]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 26 October 1945 [16]
Following his discharge he arrived in Carnamah on Thursday 8 November 1945 [5: 9-Nov-1945]
Resided in Carnamah from 1945 to 1970 [24] [91]
Labourer in Carnamah 1947-1961 [19]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was First Aid Officer in 1949 [7: page 197]
Joined The Carnamah sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1949 [0: image 02992]
Committee Member and First Aid Officer of the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Received electricity at his home from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in July 1952 paid £1.15.2 for the month's electricity [53]
Elected Vice President of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society upon its re-formation on 23 September 1952 [7: page 178]
Passed away at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs at the age of 53 years [24]
Father of Denis, Sharyn, Noeline and Coralee [P445]
Died 25 August 1970 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 121) [24]

From The Midlands Advocate newspaper, Friday 10 March 1944:
"A marriage of interest to people in Carnamah took place at Geraldton, when Maureen, second eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs M. Brennan, of Carnamah, was joined in holy matrimony to Robert Smith (A.I.F.), of Geraldton. The groom was one of the original 'Rats of Tobruk', and was wounded while serving in the Middle East. We wish the young couple the very best in their future."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert George Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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