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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Syd" Sydney Charles ROWLAND

Born 15 August 1910 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Son of Clarence Augustus ROWLAND and Amy SLOPER [P210]
Resided with his parents at Yardarino in the Irwin district 1910-1921 [P13]
Baptised at the Yardarino Methodist Church on 18 September 1910 by William R. LANG of the Wesley Manase in Dongara [84]
In 1921 shifted with his parents to Carnamah, and initially resided with them on their Hillview Farm in Carnamah [P13]
Farmhand in Carnamah [P13]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1934-1937 [5: 17-Aug-1934, 7-Jun-1935, 26-Jun-1936, 14-May-1937]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1940 [0: images 03899 & 03911]
Member of the 25th Machine Gun Regiment Militia at Canning Dam WA for some of 1940 [0: image 03943]
     While at Canning Dam he became ill with and was taken to Lucknow Military Hospital in Perth [0: images 03943 & 03950]
     He became critically ill will pneumonia and his condition was serious enough for his parents to be called to Perth [0: image 03943]
     His parents, his sister Glad and Mr and Mrs J. L. ADAMS travelled to Perth to see him [0: image 03941]
     Over the following week he showed signs of improvement and his name was removed from the danger list [0: image 03949]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 17 December 1940 [16]
     Married Evelyn Maud HARDING in 1941 [16]
     Driver W1988 in the Australian Army's 124 Australian General Transport Company during the Second World War [16]
     His daughter Barbara Lilian ROWLAND was born on 13 December 1943 and baptised in Harvey on 12 March 1944 [84]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 16 April 1946 [16]
Resided for a period on Yaruna Farm in Carnamah with his sister and brother-in-law Gladys and Robert BOWRAN [P203]
Whilst living on Yaruna Farm he was the school bus driver to Carnamah State School from the Billeroo area [P203]
Employed to drive the bus by Eric H. GURR; the bus was an old utility that had two forms put in and a canvas over the back [P7]
During the day he worked part time in Eric H. GURR's garage at 4 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P7]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1951 [0: image 04626]
In 1957 his father appears to have transferred the 1856 acre Hillview Farm into his name [3]
The 1856 acres were Lot 2 (a portion of Lot M1217) and Lot 2 (a portion of Lot M1218) of Victoria Locations 1935, 1936 & 1937 [3]
Farmer of Hillview Farm in Carnamah [3]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1957 and 1958 [4: 15-Mar-1957 & 21-Mar-1958]
Besides his time in the Army, resided in Carnamah from 1921 [P13] until his death in 1969 [1]
Telephone number Carnamah-100 from 1962 to 1969 [60]
By 1969 was a retired farmer and was living at 13 Railway Avenue, Carnamah [90]
Died 25 July 1969  at General Hospital in the Perth suburb of Hollywood; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row T, Plot 2) [1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sydney Charles Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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