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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dick" Stanley Grattan GOULD

Born 1896 in Coburg, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of Frederick William GOULD and Adelaide PEGLER [54]
In 1915 was working as a Salesman and living at 5 Young Street in Coburg, Victoria, Australia [30]
Enlisted in the Australia Imperial Force on 13 July 1915 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [30: item 4787972]
     On enlistment he was recorded as being 5 feet 7 inches tall with blue eyes, brown hair and a sallow complexion [30]
     Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Makatina on 10 September 1915 [94]
     Private 2044 in the Australian Imperial Force in Gallipoli, Egypt, England and France during the First World War [30]
     During the war served as a Private in the 26th Battalion, 7th Machine Gun Company and the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion [30]
     In France on 5 August 1916 he received a gunshot wound to his arm, was admitted to hospital and then invalided to England [30]
     After medical treatment in England returned to France on 14 October 1916 and rejoined his unit on 3 November 1916 [30]
     Received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
     Returned to Australia and was discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 27 August 1919 [30]
Travelled from Victoria, Australia to Western Australia with his brother Angus in December 1925 [P260]
     Shortly after arrival they borrowed money from their parents and purchased 1,396 acres of virgin land in Carnamah [P260]
     The land was purchased from the Midland Railway Company and cost £698, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     Their land was adjacent blocks M987 and M989 near Five Gums in Carnamah, some 18 miles north east of Carnamah town [P260]
     They chose M987 and M89 over other blocks because they were those that would be the easiest to clear [7: page 71]
Farmed in Carnamah in partnership with his brother Angus as "Gould Bros" from 1926 until 1937 [P260]
     Himself and his brother Angus settled on the farm in January 1926 and began clearing [P260]
     Planted a crop on the farm during their first year on a share-cropping arrangement with Dick READING [7: page 71]
     They walked to meet the Carnamah mail-man once a week to collect their mail and supplies [7: page 71]
     Obtained the telephone in 1928 - were telephone number Inering-16 [60]
     They made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
     In June 1935 their mother Adelaide GOULD spent a few days staying with Mrs Emily L. HELLEWELL in Carnamah [5: 28-Jun-1935]
     After an extended holiday with them at Five Gums their mother left for Perth in September 1935 en route to Melbourne [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     They sold six pigs at 19/7 per head on 11 March 1936, and three pigs at 17/1 per head on 6 May 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936, 8-May-1936]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1929-1935 [4: 6-Jul-1929, 6-Aug-1932] [5: 16-Jun-1933, 21-Jun-1935]
Member of the Inering Bridge Club in 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Contributed a musical performance to the R.S.L. Social of returned "diggers" at the Carnamah Hall on 13 August 1930 [86: 16-Aug-1930]
Member of the Inering Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
In February 1932 he and his brothers were holidaying in Perth [12: 11-Feb-1932]
Rendered a vocal or elocutionary item at the R.S.L. Smoke Social and Friends Night held in Carnamah on 27 August 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932]
Departed Carnamah by train on 29 August 1932 on a holiday trip to Victoria; was farewelled by friends at the train station [5: 2-Sep-1932]
In 1933 he was listed as one of the stalwarts of the Carnamah Football Club who were responsible for its success [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Best man at the wedding of Robert S. KING and Mollie I. M. JAMES at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 17 April 1933 [5: 21-Apr-1933]
Played and helped Carnamah win the Football Grand Final on 20 August 1933; was one of the "most prominent" players [5: 25-Aug-1933]
He was among those from Carnamah who attended the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Morawa on 28 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 13-Dec-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Attended the R.S.L. Annual General Meeting and Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 6 April 1935 [5: 12 & 19-Apr-1935]
Attended the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Friday 24 January 1936 en-route to a visit to Melbourne [5: 31-Jan-1936]
He retired from the partnership with his brother on 1 February 1937 [39: 28-Jun-1937] and the farm was continued by Angus [P260]
In 1937 he left Carnamah and returned to live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [P260]
He was living at 5 Young Street in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg in June 1937 [39: 28-Jun-1937]
Died 1 December 1975; cremated at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery on 8 December 1975 [131]
Ashes interred at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Banksia, Wall G, Niche 221) [131]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stanley Grattan Gould' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from [reference list]

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