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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Stanley Aloysius O'SHANNESSY

Born 25 April 1920 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of James Aloysius O'SHANNESSY and Daisy Margaret HACKETT [P2]
Resided with his parents on Merolia Farm in Arrino [19]
Baptised by Rev. Father Mark L. HART at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs on 17 April 1921 [91]
At his baptism Miss Honorah M. THOMAS of Three Springs was appointed his Godmother [91]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Resided in Arrino until enlisting in the Australian Army on 27 September 1943[16]
He and five other local soldiers were honoured at a Social & Dance held in Three Springs on Monday 20 September 1943 [4]
     Following dancing and speeches he and the other five soldiers were presented with a cheques for £3 [4: 25-Sep-1943]
Trooper WX40695 in the Australian Army's 25 Cavalry Regiment during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 28 March 1945 [16] and returned to Arrino [19]
Resided in Arrino until about 1956 [19]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stanley Aloysius O'Shannessy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from [sources]

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