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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Sid" Sidney ASHMORE

Born 1886 in Brampton, Derbyshire, England [20] [21]
Son of Stephen ASHMORE and Mary SHORT [20] [21]
His father worked at a factory as a fireman and stationary stoker, and also as the farmer of four and a half acres of land [20]
He was living with his parents and siblings Ernest, Julia, Bertha and Luther at Perry Well House in Brampton, Derbyshire in 1891 [20]
In 1901 was working as a Potter's Labourer and was living with his parents and siblings at Holymoorside in Brampton, Derbyshire [20]
He was residing as a border with a Mrs Eleanor JOLLIFFE at 24 Market Street in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England in 1911 [20]
In 1911 he was working as a Locomotive Fireman [20]
He and his brother Luther departed London, England on the steamship Otway on 5 January 1912 [203]
Although destined for Brisbane they disembarked the Otway in Fremantle, Western Australia on 6 February 1912 [70] [203]
Married Gertrude JOLLIFFE in 1913 [66]
In early 1915 he was living at 177 Sewell Street, Plympton in the Perth district of Fremantle [6]
He was next of kin for his brother Luther who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 16 November 1915 [30: item 3036937]
     His brother served as a Private in the 48th Battalion and was Killed in Action on 6 August 1916 in Pozieres, France [30]
     He wrote to the A.I.F. on 9 December 1916 asking about his brother, of whose death he had not yet been informed of [30]
     In 1918 he received his late brother's personal effects from France, which consisted of a disc, knife, testament and tin [30]
Engine Cleaner in Narrogin 1915 and 1916, and from 1917 to 1921 his address was care of the Darling Dance School, Carmel [30] [84]
Purchased 940 acres of land in Winchester from Charles B. PEARSON on 6 June 1923[27]
     The 940 acres was Lot M1091 of Victoria Location 1938 and still had instalments owing to the Midland Railway Company [27]
     During his seven years of ownership he doesn't appear to have resided on or farmed the property [3] [19] [27]
     On 27 July 1930 sold the 940 acres in Winchester to Howard F. T. CANT and George H. CANT of Greenough [3] [27]
Contractor in Bickley in 1925, and in 1926 was living in Kalamunda [6] [50]
Proprietor of a Fruit Case Factory in Bickley 1927-1933 [6]
Farmer at Wadderin Hill in the Narembeen district for at least the years 1935-1949 [6] [50]
Resided at 98 Great Eastern Highway in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park for at least the years 1947-1949 [6]
Resided of late in Mount Walker [2]
Father of Joseph [84]
Died 13 February 1979; buried Guildford Cemetery, Perth suburb of Guildford (General, C, 26) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sidney Ashmore' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sidney-ashmore [sources]




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