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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Arthur" Rupert Arthur LINDSAY

Born C.1889 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [30]
Married Florence Elizabeth GODDARD in 1910 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Postal Employee at the Post Office in Bunbury, Western Australia in 1917 [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Bunbury on 12 February 1917 [30: item 8193914]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed 140 pound, and had grey eyes, fair hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     Underwent training at the Australian Imperial Force's Signal School in Seymour, Victoria, Australia [30]
     Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Indarra on 26 November 1917 [30]
     Disembarked from the H.M.A.T. Indarra at Suez, Egypt on 27 December 1917 [30]
     Disembarked in Southampton, England on 2 February 1918 and proceeded to France on 1 April 1918 [30]
     Sapper 21049 with the November Reinforcements of the Divisional Signal Company in France during the First World War [30]
    Embarked from Devonport, England on the Kildenian Castleand disembarked in Australia on 7 May 1919 [30]
    Discharged from the A.I.F. on 7 June 1919; received the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal [30]
Postal Assistant in Mingenew in 1922 [50]
Postmaster in Wongan Hills in 1931 [50]
Resided in Katanning until being transferred to Carnamah in May 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Arrived in Carnamah on Monday 11 May 1936 to succeed Percy TEEDE as Postmaster of the Carnamah Post Office [5: 8 & 15-May-1936]
Welcomed to Carnamah at the Valedictory Dance tendered to his predecessor at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 12 May 1936 [5]
Postmaster of the Carnamah Post Office from May 1936 to October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club - was Secretary in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Farewell Bridge Evening for Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday evening 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Judge of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 12 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Costume Judge at the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 25 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936, 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the birthday party for hotel licensee Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Vice President of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936] [56]
Committee Member and Vice President of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Represented the Carnamah Cricket Club at meetings of the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Contributed a musical or vocal item at the Linen Gift & Social Evening for Dinty & Hazel CHATEL on 15 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Due to his efforts Carnamah received a more secure and continuous telephone service [5: 30-Oct-1936]
He was said to have been the best postal official Carnamah had ever had, and took a keen interest in the affairs of the district [5]
He was tendered a Farewell Social at the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday 23 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
     His Farewell Social was jointly put on by the Carnamah R.S.L., the Carnamah Athletic Club and the Carnamah Football Club [5]
     The three local organisations, which couldn't give him enough praise, presented him with a fine mantle clock [5]
     Among those at his farewell were Charles A. METTAM, John BOWMAN, Richard A. PIKE, Arnold A. C. BIERMANN, [5]
     John A. KENNY, W. Stuart FORD, Norman L. DOIG, Maurice PLUNKETT, John E. ILES, Wilfred E. ATKINSON, [5]
     Morris P. BAKER, Albert J. MORTIMER, Robert NIVEN, Francis ROOKE, Kenneth G. M. BECKETT, Malcolm LESLIE, [5]
     Thomas F. PATERSON, Raymond R. WYLIE, George A. BRADSHAW, Edgar H. BENTLEY and W. George MULLIGAN [5]
     with apologies from Richard D. GELL, James K. FORRESTER and William DAVISON [5: 30-Oct-1936]
He deeply regretted leaving Carnamah where he had met some wonderful people and made some great friends [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Following his transfer and promotion left Carnamah and shifted to Moora on Monday 26 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
In November 1940 he was transferred from Moora to South Perth [0: image 03960]
Later resided in Kalamunda [2]
Died 11 August 1954; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, A, 5) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rupert Arthur Lindsay' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 January 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/rupert-arthur-lindsay [sources]




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