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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Roger Francis Wyman CLARK

Born 22 June 1918 in London, England [16]
Son of Roger Wyman CLARK and Margaret Dobbie RUMBLE [P157]
Resided with his mother at 71 Rosebury Road in Fulham, London, England while his father was serving in the A.I.F. [30: item 1967769]
Along with his parents departed England on the Konigin Luise, arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 August 1919 [30]
Resided with his parents on Rosebury Row Farm on the west side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah 1920-1940 [P157]
Educated at the Carnamah State School and then as a boarder at Guildford Grammar School in the Perth suburb of Guildford [P157]
Won a prize for a crayon drawing in the school-work section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1927 show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Felix" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won a 1st prize for Writing and came 2nd in the 10-11 boys running race at the 1928 Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended school elsewhere 1929-1934 however spent his school holidays in Carnamah [5: 2-Sep-1932] [4: 31-Aug-1929 & 22-Sep-1934]
Played for the Bachelors in a 'Benedicts verses Bachelors' cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 18 December 1932 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
Along with his parents and sister Norah spent a few days holiday at Dongara in mid January 1934 [5: 19-Jan-1934]
Boarding Student at Guildford Grammar School until 1934 and then returned to his father's farm in Carnamah [5: 18-May-1934] [P157]
Farmhand on his father's Rosebury Row Farm on the west side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah 1935-1940 [P157]
Member in 1934 and a Committee Member in 1935 of the Carnamah Rifle Club [5: 7-Sep-1934, 12-Jul-1935]
Played for the victorious latter in the Married verses Single men's cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 3 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Came 2nd in the Guessing Weight of Sheep competition at the Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1935-1937, and a Committee Member in 1936[5: 31-May-1935, 17-Apr-1936, 14-May-1937]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Rifle Club's Opening Shoot for the 1935 season over the 200 yard range on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Motored from Carnamah to Perth with his parents and Richard and Irene GELL on the weekend of 19-20 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - member and Vice Captain of the "Carnamah Blues" [5: 11 & 18-Oct-1935]
     He, David BOWMAN, Teddy EDWARDS and Tom BUCKINGHAM motored to Perth in early February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     Played for the Carnamah District Cricket Association at Country Week Cricket in Perth during February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     Played for victorious Carnamah in their cricket match against "The Rest" in Coorow on Sunday 22 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
     Tied with "Chitter" G. F. BROWN and "Teddy" E. J. CLARK for the member who took the most catches in 1935-36 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Carnamah Private Hospital on Wednesday 27 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
     He was unable to represent the Carnamah District Cricket Association in their match against the North Midlands [5: 22 & 29-Nov-1935]
     Discharged from the Carnamah Private Hospital on Monday 9 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as Mum of the Rud Family [5]
     with Andrew G. FITZGERALD as Dad, George H. CLARK as Sarah, Hubert A. LEE as Dave and Edgar J. CLARK as Joe [5]
     The five of them were awarded the prize for the Most Humorous in attendance in fancy dress [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
     Played for the Carnamah Cricket Club in their victorious special match against the Bulk Handlers on 11 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     Played for the North Midlands Cricket Association in their victory against the Morawa Association on 10 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
He was returning home after inspecting a well on Friday morning 5 February 1937 when the horse he was riding turned too sharply [5]
     The horse turned sharply into a gateway, and his knee was hit with force by a bolt protruding from the gate post [5]
     He was conveyed to the Carnamah Private Hospital where he was detained and treated by Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Won the Throwing Cricket Ball at the R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Part of the Best Set as "Arabians" at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
     Others in the set included Michael R. ROWLAND, "Nan" Hannah S. DAVISON, "Daisy" Margaret D. BOWMAN, [5]
     and Ruth I. BOWMAN of Carnamah; and siblings Peter W. THOMSON and Grace W. THOMSON of Marchagee [5]
Motored to Perth with his father on Friday 13 August 1937 to watch the Perth Carnival football match the next day [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1937-38 - played for Carnamah Blues [5: 24-Dec-1937]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1937-1948 [13]
Steward in Charge of the Sheep Weight competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Show on 8 September 1938 [13]
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]
Steward in Charge of the Sheep section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annuals Shows in 1939 and 1940 [13]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) on 9 December 1940 [16]
     Served as a Sergeant overseas with the Royal Australian Air Force [0: image 04225]
     In July 1943 word was received in Carnamah that he was "missing" [0: image 04225]
     Later Warrant Officer 406389 in the Royal Australia Air Force stationed at HQ Pearce [16]
     Prisoner of War in Germany and following his liberation arrived in England in May 1945 [293: 16 & 24-May-1945, 6-Jun-1945]
     He was issued with extra milk, eggs, fruit juices and vitamin concentrates and sent to the R.A.A.F. depot in Brighton, England [293]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 19 June 1946 [16]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1946 and 1947 [53]
Married Barbara Mary HARDWICK in Perth in 1947 [66]
Following his marriage in 1947 resided with his wife in Winchester [0: image 04488]
Assistant Steward of the Sheep section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1949 [13]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1949 [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1949 [7: page 197]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club - was President 1953-1955 [7: page 211]
Telephone number Carnamah-10U from 1957 to 1966 and then telephone number Carnamah-531 from 1967 to 1969 [60]
Farmer in Winchester until at least 1969 [60]
Father of Frances, Colin, John, Judy, Lizzie and Jenny [45]
Died 16 January 1999; ashes interred in the Niche Wall at the entrance to the Dongara Cemetery in Dongara, Western Australia [P157]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roger Francis Wyman Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/roger-francis-wyman-clark [sources]




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