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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Roy Malcolm PATTON

Born 4 November 1916 in Northam, Western Australia [16]
Son of Malcolm Lake PATTON and Irene Sibyl GREENWOOD [P141]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Southern Brook near Northam and later on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
Educated at the Waddy Forest State School and then as a boarder at the Guildford Grammar School in Perth [P32]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1934, 1935 and 1937 [5: 25-May-1934, 24-May-1935, 14-May-1937]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club from 1934-35 to 1936-37 [5: 19-Oct-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
Competed in the Horses in Action section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5]
     Won the Walk Trot & Gallop, and awarded 2nd place for the Flag Race, Melon Race and Open Handicap Trot [5]
     For his winnings he received the I. B. Roberts Trophy, which was a bridle [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Won the Shooting Competition at the Coorow-Waddy Sports & Dance in Coorow on Saturday 9 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Sold 13 porkers and one baconer through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 27 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
     The 13 porkers consisted of 1 sold at £1/8/-, 2 at £1/10/6, 6 at £1/13/6, and 4 at £1/12/6 per head; the one baconer for £2/10/- [5]
Attended his parents 25th Wedding Anniversary at their home in Waddy Forest on Wednesday night 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Accompanied his mother from Waddy Forest to Perth so she could receive medical attention on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
     After a short stay in Perth he returned to Waddy Forest, and his father proceeded to Perth to be with his mother [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
He was among those from Waddy Forest who travelled to Perth for the Perth Royal Show in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Motored to Perth on 30 October 1936 and returned on Tuesday 3 November 1936 with the latest model Bedford truck [5: 6-Nov-1936]
His birthday was celebrated at the swimming dam on his father's Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5]
     The dam was used exclusively for swimming and had change rooms on its banks and a landing down to the water [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Travelled to Perth on Saturday 19 December 1936 accompanied by Benjamin W. J. LAMPARD and Peter ROBERTS [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Returned to Waddy Forest with a new Hupmobile car on Thursday 11 February 1937[5: 12-Feb-1937]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of his uncle and aunt Guy & Maude GREENWOOD in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Motored to Perth on Tuesday 15 June 1937 and returned the following Thursday accompanied by his mother [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Farmer of Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest / Coorow [19] [90]
     Farmer of 1,708 acres in Coorow being Lots M1291 and M1292 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
     His father had purchased Lots M1291 and M1292 from the Midland Railway Company for £4,255 on 25 February 1921 [27]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Coorow on 24 July 1941 [16]
     Private W20307 in the Australian Army's 10 Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 10 February 1944 [16]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club 1944-1952 [0: images 04585, 04687]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 [150]
Married "Isa" Elizabeth Isabell WALLACE in Perth in 1948 [66]
Employed the services of local builder E. Clive HUNTER to build him a house [P320]
Steward of the Horses in Action section of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmer's Union of WA in 1950[4: 18-Mar-1950]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer George MANNING on 2 February 1956 at the Winchester Cemetery [4]
Resided in the Coorow district until his death in 1981 [1]
Father of Donald, Jean, Lila and Arthur [14]
Died 22 December 1981; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row G, Plot 7) [1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roy Malcolm Patton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

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