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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Keith" Roydon Keith WHITLOCK

Born 18 August 1899 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia [16]
Married Irene Ethel PARKER in 1929 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Manager of the National Bank in Three Springs 1934-1938 [6]
Foundation Committee Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Auditor for the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1934-35[5: 9-Nov-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 23-Nov-1934, 28-Feb-1936, 13-Nov-1936]
Played for "The Rest" who lost at cricket to a team of local R.S.L. men in Three Springs on Sunday 2 December 1934 [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club - was President in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 20-Sep-1935, 18-Sep-1936]
Accompanied his wife and children to Perth for a holiday on 23 February 1935, and then returned to TS the next day [5: 1-Mar-1935]
Won the Sheep Weight Guessing Competition at the St Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports in Three Springs on 18 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Attended the Annual Ratepayers' Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board at 3 p.m. on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1935, President in 1936 and Committee Member in 1937 [5: 4-Oct-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Treasurer of Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1935 and 1936, and Committee Member in 1937 [5: 10-May-1935, 1-May-1936, 25-Mar-1937]
He and his wife spent some of May 1935 in Perth while their children were cared for by his sister-in-law [5: 31-May-1935]
Helped run the children's sports at the Wheatgrowers Union's Annual Picnic held in Three Springs on 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Wednesday 2 October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Invited Guest at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
President of the North Midlands Cricket Association in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 11-Oct-1935, 25-Mar-1937]
Travelled to Perth with his wife and children on Friday 24 April 1936 to spend a vacation during his annual leave [5: 24-Apr-1936]
Vice President of the Three Springs Football Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-May-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Speech-giver at the social evening tendered to newly married Syd and Priscilla GOOCH in Three Springs on 2 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Member of the committee who made arrangements for when Sir James MITCHELL visited Three Springs in 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Officially declared the Three Springs Tennis Club's courts open for the 1936-37 season on Sunday 4 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Motored to Perth with Henry H. KENT, manager of the National Bank in Mingenew, on Monday 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell to Jim & Hettie HOUSE at the tennis courts in Three Springs on Sunday 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
That evening he presided over the North Midlands Cricket Association's dinner at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Delegate for the Three Springs Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Vice President of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
By June 1937 he and his family had left Three Springs [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 7 June 1941 [16]
Staff Sergeant W17272 in the Australian Army's 44 Australian Depot Cash Office during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 21 January 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 15 January 1962; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roydon Keith Whitlock' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/roydon-keith-whitlock [sources]




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