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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Joe" Stanley James STOKES

Born 14 March 1923 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Nick" Edward Nicholas STOKES and Alice Catherine FITZGERALD [161]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Student at the Dudawa State School in Dudawa, East Arrino [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Baptised by Rev. Father James TYMONS at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs on 15 July 1923 [91]
     At his baptism his sponsors / appointed Godparents were William FITZGERALD and Lena FITZGERALD [91]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Competed at the Three Springs District Schools Athletic Championships in Three Springs on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Won the 12-13 Years Boys High Jump and 12-13 Years Boys Flag Race, and came 2nd in the 13 Years Boys Running Race [5]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Arrino on 1 October 1941 [16]
     Gunner W20440 in the Australian Army's 3 Field Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 25 February 1943 [16]
Married Hazel Florence MALEY on 26 September 1944 [161]
Farmer of Mount View Farm in Arrino [6] [19]
Passed away at the age of 58 years at the Royal Perth Hospital in Perth [24]
Father of Maureen, Dennis and Lorraine [161]
Died 12 March 1982; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 183) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stanley James Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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