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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Roger Wyman CLARK

Born 12 October 1892 in Braughing, Hertfordshire, England [P157]
Son of John Blyth CLARK and Maidie Emmeline FIDLER [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents and siblings on Ferguson Farm in Braughing, Hertfordshire, England [20]
Served twelve months with the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, and was an Officer in Training Corps in England for two years [30]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Australind and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 November 1911 [70]
Farmhand in Mingenew in 1914 and a Horse Driver in Dongara in 1915 [18] [19]
After successfully applying in Geraldton he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 30 June 1915 [30: item 1967769]
     On enlistment he was 5 feet 6½ inches tall, weighed 120 pounds and had brown hair, blue-grey eyes and a medium complexion [30]
     Gave his next of kin as his father, whose address during his service was Gingin and later Hope Street at Cottesloe Beach [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was on 21 August 1915 appointed to the 3rd Reinforcements of the 28th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915 [18]
     Private 1885 in the Australian Imperial Force's 28th Battalion in Gallipoli and France during the First World War [30]
     Wounded in Action in France in August 1916 and was invalided to England for treatment for a gunshot wound to his thigh [30]
     While receiving medical attention in England he met nurse Margaret Dobbie RUMBLE [P157]
     Married Margaret Dobbie RUMBLE on 8 February 1917 at Saint Mathews's Church in Fulham, London, England [30: item 1967769]
     After recovering from his gunshot wound he returned to France on 14 October 1917 and rejoined the 28th Battalion [30]
     Served with 7th Australian Machine Gun Company in France on detachment from 8 November 1917 to 20 March 1918 [30]
     Transferred to 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion in France on 20 March 1918 [30]
     Left England on the Konigin Luise with his wife and son Roger and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 August 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. on 4 October 1919; received the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmhand in Kellerberrin for six months [P157]
In 1920, through the Soldier Settlement Scheme, obtained a 942 acre farm on the Carnamah Estate in Carnamah [120: 9-Jan-1930] [44]
     His 942 acre farm was Victoria Location 7178 and was situated on the west side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [3] [62]
     The farm had been cleared in 1913 and was originally treed with Salmon Gums, York Gums and Little Jam trees [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Farmer of Rosebury Row Farm in Carnamah 1920-1956 [120: 9-Jan-1930] [19]
     During the 1920s extended his farm to a total of 1,788 acres with the purchase of Dennizio Farm from Harry L. DENSLOW [P157]
     The 846 acre farm purchased from Harry L. DENSLOW was the adjoining Victoria Location 7179 [3] [44]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League [52]
Won 1st prize for Oats for Corn at the Picnic Race Meeting & Agricultural Show in Carnamah on 22 September 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
His horse Puss competed in the Second Hack Race at the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting in 1924 [86: 27-Sep-1924]
In March 1925 he was one of 32 farmers in Western Australia who purchased a Case tractor from Westralian Farmers [39: 21-Apr-1925]
Obtained the telephone in 1925 - was telephone number Carnamah-10U from 1925 until 1956 [60]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from the 1920s to the 1940s [53]
Wrote to the Education Department on 4 November 1927 about the lack of chairs and desk at the Carnamah State School [7: page 88]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club 1928-1933 [4: 16-Feb-1929, 2-Aug-1930, 26-Apr-1930] [5: 30-Jun-1933] [9: 17-Feb-1928]
     He was Vice Captain and Treasurer in 1928, Captain in 1929 and 1930 and again Vice Captain in 1933 [4] [5] [9]
In 1929 grew 790 acres of wheat crop and ran 700 sheep which were supplied with water from five wells [120: 9-Jan-1930]
Attended the surprise party given to Albert and Eva COWDEROY in Carnamah on 21 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended a meeting at the Carnamah Hall on 19 April 1929 to discuss the establishment of flour mills in Carnamah [86: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 as a "Sheik" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the farewell to Mrs Ida CROSSING at the home of Mrs BADRICK in Carnamah on 10 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
On 19 September 1929 attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Competed in the nationwide Bateman Centenary Wheat Growers' Competition in 1929 [4: 17-May-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
In October 1929 purchased a new silver Buick car from Carnamah agent L. Scott WYLIE [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Saw in the new year of 1930 with the singing of Auld Lang Syne at the Church of England's Dance at the Carnamah Hall [86: 4-Jan-1930]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Contributed a musical performance to the R.S.L. Social of returned "diggers" at the Carnamah Hall on 13 August 1930 [86: 16-Aug-1930]
Won 2nd prize for a female Rhode Island Red in the Poultry section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Race Club - was Vice President 1930-1934 [4: 21-Dec-1929, 28-Mar-1931] [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was Vice President in 1930, 1931 and 1936 [4: 15-Mar-1930, 18-Apr-1931] [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society - [4: 21-Jun-1930,  25-Apr-1931, 8-Sep-1934]
     Committee Member 1930-1933, Financial Member 1932-1956, Vice President in 1933 and President 1934-1937 [13] [58]
     Following the loss through fire he was one of four members who drew up new rules and regulations in 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     Vice Patron of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1948-1955 [58]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club - was Vice President 1930-1934 [4: 4-Oct-1930, 17-Sep-1932] [5: 1-Dec-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association 1930-1936 [4: 22-Mar-1930, 13-Jan-1934] [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club - was President 1931-1945 [0: images 02956, 03260, 03642, 03666, 03848, 04378] [5: 21-Oct-1932, 16-Aug-1935]
     Represented the Tennis Club at meetings of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1935-36 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
     Himself and three others from the Club travelled to Geraldton on 26 November 1936 to inspect potential new courts [5: 27-Nov-1936]
     Officially Opened the Club's four new enclosed colas tennis courts at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 31 January 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
450 acres of his wheat crop averaged 27 bushels per acre in 1931 [120: 14-Jan-1932]
In 1932 had registered with the Carnamah District Road Board a Buick car with licence plate CA-18 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Inering farmer Herbert MURRAY on 26 January 1933 at the Winchester Cemetery [4]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1933-1939 - helped behind the scenes with their concerts [5: 2-Aug-1935] [489]
     Attended the Super & Social held after the Carnamah Repertory Club's Fifth Concert on Thursday 25 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
     Vice President of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
     Proposed the toast to "The Producers" at the supper following the Club's Concert on Friday 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
President of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1932-33 [4: 4-Feb-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Committee of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Came 2nd in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Inaugural Fallow Competition in 1933 [5: 9-Feb-1934, 13-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1933-1937 - was Vice President in 1935 and 1937[4: 7-Aug-1937] [5: 11-Aug-1933, 8-Mar-1935, 5-Mar-1937]
      Won the Henry W. SMITH Trophy through competitions of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
      Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 27-Mar-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
      He was among those who donated a trophy to the Carnamah Golf Club to be played for during the 1936 season [5: 26-Jun-1936]
     In 1937 he again donated a trophy and he also won one - receiving the Lawson Trophy [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Steward in Charge of the Vegetable section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1933 [13]
     He exhibited in the Sheep and Grain & Fodder sections of the show, winning three 1st and two 2nd prizes [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Received 1st prizes for Two Merino Rams of Medium to Strong Wool, Merino Ram from farmer with less than 1,000 sheep [5]
     Also won 1st prize for Oaten Hay and 2nd prize for Two Ewes bred in the North Midlands by farmer with less than 1,000 sheep [5]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
In 1934 was one of seven members in a committee formed to establish a Bush Fire Brigade in Carnamah [4: 13-Jan-1934]
Attended and spoke at the Farewell Social to John and Louisa ROOKE at the Carnamah Hall on 27 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 8 June 1934 [96]
In June 1934 donated two prizes for the best two models made in word-work at the Carnamah State School [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
In August 1934 purchased a new 10-disc Sundercut from the Sunshine Agency in Carnamah [5: 31-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won 1st prizes for Wheaten Chaff and for Cauliflower at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Came 4th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50 acre crop competition in 1934, with a plot of Nabawa wheat [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Spoke on behalf of the Tennis Club at the Farewell Social to Brian and Gerda STACY in Carnamah on 16 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Won the hidden number prize at the Bridge Evening held at the Carnamah Hostel on Friday evening 21 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Convened the Carnamah Sporting Clubs Grand Dance which was held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 13 July 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
     The dance raised approximately £12/10/- towards purchasing seating to go around the oval at Centenary Park [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Through Westralian Farmers sold 4 suckers at 13/7 per head and 36 sheep at 10/4 per head on 14 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
     In September 1934 sold 108 suckers (41 at 13/7, 50 at 12/7 and 17 at 11/1 per head) and 16 lambs at 12/7 per head [5: 6 & 13-Sep-1935]
Transported the Carnamah Rifle Club's targets into town for repairs, and lent the Club his truck for re-building mounds [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Exhibited in the Sheep and Grain & Fodder sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
     In the Sheep section won 1st prize for Three Merino Lambs and 2nd prizes for Ram under 2½ years and Ewe under 1½ years [5]
     Received 1st prize for Wheaten Hay grown in 1934 and 2nd for Wheaten Chaff in the Grain & Fodder section [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
It was regretfully reported that he was indisposed during the third week of November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     As a result of his indisposition he was unable to attend the annual meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [5]
     Sent his apologies with his neighbour James K. FORRESTER, who he had arranged to chair the meeting in his absence [5]
     Also sent his thanks to the officials, members and especially secretary and treasurer for their work with the recent show [5]
Sold eleven bales of wool at 16¼d. per pound through Westralian Farmers Ltd on Monday 25 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
On 6 December 1935 accompanied James K. FORRESTER to Perth, and stayed down for a week for medical attention [5: 13-Dec-1935]
With a plot of Merredin wheat came 5th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition in 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Sunday 23 February 1936 to join his wife who was already holidaying in the city [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social & Dance tendered to Harold N. HARVEY at the Carnamah Hall on 10 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
     During the evening he spoke on behalf of James K. FORRESTER, Chairman of the Carnamah District Road Board [5]
In March 1936 he was announced the winner of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1935 Fallow Competition [5: 20-Mar-1936]
     Donated the money he won from the competition back to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [5: 12-Jun-1936]
     Also donated to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society the prize money he had one from the Sunshine Wheat Competition [5]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
During April 1936 purchased a new 16.33 rigid tyne combine from Westralian Farmers Ltd [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Served as a member on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the Town Ward 1936-1947 [7: page 111]
     Elected unopposed at 12 noon on Saturday 28 March 1936 to fill the position previously held by Ivan JOHNSON [5: 10-Apr-1936]
     Attended his first meeting of the Carnamah District Road Board on Wednesday 22 April 1936 [5: 24-Apr-1936]
     On behalf of the Road Board met with Albert E. GREEN, M.H.R. when he visited Carnamah on 29 May 1937 [5: 4 & 18-Jun-1937]
At the request of local farmer William A. T. SARGENT he convened a meeting of local stud breeders and stock agents [5: 8-May-1936]
     At the meeting in Carnamah on 6 May 1936 the North Midlands Registered Stud Stockbreeders Association was formed [5]
     Foundation Member of the North Midlands Registered Stud Stockbreeders Association in 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Opening Day of the Coorow Golf Club for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
     Won the 18-hole Handicap Singles and with Miss Mary ROBERTS came second in the 9-hole Handicap Mixed Foursomes [5]
He was the main speaker at the Farewell Dance tendered to the BREWER family at the Carnamah Hall on 5 June 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Played in the Carnamah Masonic Lodge's Inaugural Annual Golf Meeting in Carnamah on Saturday 1 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Presided over the Sheep Demonstration held at the sheep yards on Dunester Farm in Carnamah on 12 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Presided over the last ever general meeting of the Carnamah Race Club in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     Those present resolved to disband the already in recess Race Club and donate all of its money to the Carnamah Athletic Club [5]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1936-1946 [150]
Proposed the toast to "The Judges" at the Official Luncheon of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     He successfully exhibited in the Farmer's Class portion of the Sheep section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5]
     Won 1st for Merino Ram under 2½ years, 1st for Three Merino Lambs under six months, 2nd for Merino Ram of any age, [5]
     1st for Pen of Merino Ram and Three Ewes bred by exhibitor; and in the Grain & Fodder section 1st prize for Wheaten Hay [5]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Sold 27 sheep at 11/4 and 14 at 9/1 per head through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on 21 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
In October 1936 the Carnamah District Road Board appointed him to investigate the matter of stockyards for Carnamah [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Attended the public meeting about the creation of stockyards in Carnamah on Saturday evening 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
After a brief absence he returned to Carnamah on Saturday 30 January 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Sold 185 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd with four consignments to the Midland Market in 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937, 23-Jul-1937, 6-Aug-1937]
     85 suckers at 18/10, 35 lambs (26 at 18/10, 9 at 18/4) 25 hoggets (5 at 20/10, 20 at 20/7) and 40 other sheep at 12/3 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Motored to Perth on Friday 19 February 1937 and returned to Carnamah two day slater on Sunday 21 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
    On his return he was accompanied by his wife, daughter Margaret, Miss Norma V. MCLEOD, and Bryan E. GELL [5]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Presented the Coronation Medals to the children at the Coronation Celebrations in Carnamah on Wednesday 12 May 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Drove the ball from the tee for the ladies race at the season opening of the Coorow Golf Club on Sunday 16 May 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
Inaugural Vice President of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
Attended the Official Opening of the new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Sent apologies for being unable to attend the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM in Carnamah on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Speaker for the Tennis Club at the Valedictory Social for William H. & Eva M. MOORE in Carnamah on 31 July 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Motored to Perth on Friday 13 August 1937 to watch the Perth Carnival interstate football match the next day [5]
     He was accompanied by Matthew NIVEN and John E. ILES of Carnamah, and his son Roger F. W. CLARK [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Exhibited in the Grain & Fodder section and the Farmer's Class of the Sheep section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5]
     Awarded 1st prizes for 1936-grown Wheaten Hay and Sheaf of Green Oats for Hay, and 2nd prize for Wheaten Chaff [5]
     Won 1st prize for Merino Lambs under 6 months, and 2nd prizes for Ewe over 2½ years and Pen of Ram & Ewes [5: 17-Sep-1937]
On the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association's grasshopper eradication committee in 1937 [0: image 02876]
Organiser of the Show Ball, which followed the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 12 September 1940 [13]
Foundation President of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939, and Vice President in 1940 [0: images 03834 & 03902] [141]
In 1939 grew an experimental plot on his farm for the Department of Agriculture[0: image 03863]
In 1940 his car still contained licence/number plate CA-18 [0: image 03057]
He was made a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Magisterial District of Western Australia on 15 January 1940 [0: image 03041]
     As a Justice of the Peace served as Magistrate on criminal and traffic cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court [22]
     The Carnamah Police Court dealt with cases for Carnamah, Winchester, Waddy Forest, Coorow, Marchagee and Gunyidi [22]
     Presided over his first case of the Carnamah Police Court as a Justice of the Peace and Magistrate on 1 May 1940 [22]
     Between 1940 and 1954 presided over a total of 45 cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court [22]
Member of the Bowling Club that played at Howard H. CHAPPEL's Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 04014 & 04174]
Member of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1944 [0: image 04590]
In 1947 was the local Carnamah agent for the Victoria Insurance Co. Ltd. [6] [13]
     "The Victoria Insurance Co. Ltd. (Established 1849) The Oldest Australian Office"
     "All Classes of Insurance Transacted (except Life) - Local Agent - Mr. R. W. Clark"
In the early 1950s acquired a 5,479 acre farm in Winchester, which consisted of Victoria Locations 6652 and 7203 [3]
      The 5,479 acre property was situated on the south side of what is now the Carnamah-Eneabba Road [62]
In October 1955 travelled to Perth to attended the Perth Royal Show [0: image 04782]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Margaret Swan BOWMAN formerly of Carnamah on 8 December 1954 at the Winchester Cemetery [4]
He was one of the directors of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-Operative Company Limited in 1956 [4: 19-Apr-1957]
In 1957 retired with his wife to 58 Lochhart Street in the Perth suburb of Como, and resided there 1957-1972 [3] [30: item 1967769]
On leaving Carnamah retained ownership of his farms in Carnamah and Winchester, the Winchester property being run by his son [3]
Father of Roger and Margaret [P157]
Died 10 July 1972; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Garden of Remembrance) [2]

From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 9 January 1930:
Country Towns and Districts - Carnamah's Advancement
"Ten years ago Mr. Roger Clark settled in the district under the repatriation scheme, and later acquired an adjoining block so that he now owns 1,788 acres. All of it is cleared and 1,000 acres is first class country. Mr. Clark served with the 28th Battalion and subsequently with the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, and was on Gallipoli Peninsula and France. He is now captain of the Carnamah Rifle Club. This season he cropped 790 acres of wheat principally on fallow, the average yield being 21 bushels. About 450 acres were on his best land. His [wheat] varieties are Nabawa, Bena, Gresley and Merredin and he follows a three-year rotation. Gresley has been grown with much success for nine years, and this season so high a yield as 12 bags was obtained from it. Gresley is always cut for hay. The property is running 700 sheep at present, and 300 acres have been fallowed for next season. There is a plentiful supply of water from five wells."

From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 17 October 1935:
Victoria Agricultural Districts - Carnamah Area
"The president of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society (Mr. R. W. Clark), is an Englishman, having been born in Hertfordshire about 40 years ago. After completing his school days he migrated to Western Australia, where he soon found employment in the Irwin district, where he acquired a sound knowledge of farming and pastoral pursuits. At the outbreak of the Great War, Mr. Clark enlisted in the A.I.F., and attained the rank of sergeant. Returning to Western Australia he acquired a farming property at Carnamah, which today is one of the many fine farming propositions in the district. Mr. Clark takes a prominent part in the social amenities of the district, and hold executive positions on most of the organisations created for the advancement and welfare of the district. The excellent financial result of the Agricultural Society's recent show speaks volumes for his organising ability."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roger Wyman Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 May 2024 from [reference list]

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