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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Stephen John MAURICE

Born 9 May 1883 in Narberth, Pembroke, Wales [16]
Son of Thomas MAURICE and Sarah JOHN [20]
In 1891 was living with his parents and brother James at Penffarda in Bletherston, Pembroke, Wales where his father was a tailor [20]
By 1901 he was an Assistant Draper for Roger EDWARDS and was living at 123 Hugh Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales [20]
Married Lily Helen ANDREWS [21] [63]
Resided with his wife and son at Alton on Llanfair Road in Penyycraig, Glamorgan, Wales and worked as a Shop Manager [203]
They were to depart London for Australia on the Hobsons Bay on 30 October 1928 but were crossed from the departure list [203]
Departed London, England with his wife and son Cyril on the Esperance Bay on 26 November 1928 [203]
Arrived with his wife and son Cyril in Fremantle, Western Australia on the Esperance Bay on 28 December 1928 [63]
Himself, his wife and their son resided in Carnamah from as early as May 1929 until July 1929 [4: 18-May-1929, 13 & 20-Jul-1929]
In mid July 1929 they left Carnamah and shifted to Bowgada in the Perenjori district where he opened a general store [4: 20-Jul-1929]
Storekeeper of the General Store & Post Office in Bowgada from 1929 until at least 1942 [16] [19]
Committee Member of the Perenjori & District Agricultural Society in 1938 [120: 13-Oct-1938]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Perenjori farmer Richard F. FULLERTON at the Perenjori Cemetery on 31 October 1942 [468: 6-Nov-1942]
Lieutenant W71944 in Morawa's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
He and his wife later left Bowgada and shifted to the Perenjori townsite [P198]
After a holiday in Wales departed Southampton, England on the Moreton Bay on 25 July 1952 for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Father of Cyril [233]
Died 29 November 1969; buried Perenjori Cemetery in Perenjori, Western Australia (Plot 91) [233]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stephen John Maurice' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/stephen-john-maurice [reference list]




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