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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Stuart Roswell EAST

Born 11 June 1914 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Roswell Wellington EAST and Myrtle Mary HOCKING [15]
He was one of five children with elder sisters Mollie, Noreen, Shirley, and a younger sister Gwenyth [15]
Spent a large portion of his childhood with his parents and siblings living in Narrogin [50]
He was working for the National Bank in Narrogin by 1930 [354: 10-Oct-1930]
In 1936 he was working as a Clerk and living at the Federal Hotel in Wagin [50]
Married Kathleen Yvonne BLOOD on 25 November 1939 at the Chapel of Perth College in Perth [15] [355: 1-Dec-1939]
Resided in South Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 6 December 1940 [16]
Sergeant WX9757 in the Australian Army's 2/10 Armoured Regiment during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 July 1945 [16]
Manager of the Rural & Industries (R&I) Bank in Bruce Rock 1949-1951 [50] [505: 23-Aug-1951]
He was transferred from Bruce Rock to Carnamah in August 1951 [505: 23-Aug-1951]
Manager of the Rural & Industries (R&I) Bank at 8 Macpherson Street in Carnamah 1951-1953 [5: 23-Jul-1953] [19] [505: 23-Aug-1951]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1951 - played for Carnamah Town [5: 10-Nov-1951]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1952 [13]
Auditor for the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1952 [5: 10-Apr-1952]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Secretary in 1952 and 1953 [5: 2-Oct-1952, 26-Mar-1953]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1951 and 1952 and was Vice President in 1953 [5: 27-Sep-1951, 14-Aug-1952, 19-Feb-1953]
Member of the Carnamah Town Tennis Club in 1953 [4: 3-Jan-1953]
After leaving Carnamah he was a Bank Manager in Merredin and then Margaret River before shifting to Perth [50]
Resided at 1 Tralee Road in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park in the late 1950s and early 1960s [50]
In 1968 they were living at 2/1 Johnson Parade in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [50]
During their time in Mosman Park his parents were living nearby at 1/7 Johnson Parade in Mosman Park [50]
In 1972 he and his wife were living at 14 Yalgun Road in the Perth suburb of City Beach [50]
Bank Manager in Albany in 1977 and in 1980 was living at 27 Swarbrick Street in Emu Point [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Kallaroo [2]
Father of Beverley and Ross [5: 12-Feb-1953]
Died 13 November 1997; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Thursday 23 July 1953:
Carnamah Personal
"Mr S. R. East, Manager of the Carnamah Branch of the Rural and Industries Bank, who received notice of his transfer to Merredin, will be leaving here on Friday, July 31st. His successor will be Mr G. Curtis, from the Merredin Branch, who is expected to arrive in Carnamah on July 28th. We offer a warm welcome to Mr. Curtis and trust his stay here will be an enjoyable one. Mr. East had been in Carnamah for two years and was a good working member of most local organisations."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stuart Roswell East' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/stuart-roswell-east [reference list]




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