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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Syd" Sydney Harold BLAY

Born 1892 in Wagin, Western Australia [15]
Son of Henry George BLAY and Mary Elizabeth Lily LEAHY [15]
Labourer in Moora 1911-1915 [9] [10] [50]
     Member of the Moora Football Club in 1911 and 1920-1922 [9: 2-Jun-1911] [10: 23-Jul-1920, 30-Jun-1922]
     His mother died in Moora at the age of 46 years on 23 August 1912 and was buried the same day at the Moora Public Cemetery [116]
     Attended the wedding of Walter R. YORK and Florence M. COOK in Moora on 17 September 1914 [10: 22-Sep-1914]
     Competed in the Moora Rifle Club's shoot over their 300 yard range in Moora on Sunday 25 May 1922 [10: 30-Jun-1922]
     In late May 1922 he was ranked number six for the most goals kicked that season in the Moora Football Association [10: 30-Jun-1922]
     Represented the Moora Football Association in their team for Country Week in September 1922 [9: 1-Sep-1922]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 11 October 1915 [94]
     Gave his next of kin as his father Henry George BLAY, whose address at the time was 63 Newcastle Street, Perth WA [94]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Borda on 17 January 1916 [94]
     Gunner 1944 in the Australian Imperial Force's 4th Trench Mortar Battery during the First World War [94]
     Embarked on his return to Australia on 12 July 1919 [94]
Land Clearer in Moora in 1922 [50]
Farmhand for Sydney C. GOOCH on Binderie Farm in Three Springs 1923-1926 [19]
     Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1923 [10: 19-Jul-1923]
In August 1928 he applied for a Billiard Table License for premises in Macpherson Street, Carnamah [4: 1-Sep-1928]
     At the time of the application the premises, which he intended leasing, were in the process of being constructed [4]
     The shop and billiard saloon were being built out of stone and wood, with three living rooms attached built out of wood [4]
     The premises spoken of are believed to be a portion of Mackie's Buildings at 19 Macpherson Street [--]
Proprietor of a Billiard Saloon in Carnamah in 1929 [4: 31-Aug-1929] [19]
     In August 1929 or shortly afterwards he transferred his Billiard Saloon Licence to John Albert KENNY [4: 31-Aug-1929]
After disposing of his billiard saloon he worked in Carnamah as a farmhand until 1941 [19]
Member in 1925 and a Committee Member in 1928 of the Carnamah Football Club [9: 17-Jul-1925] [4: 21-Apr-1928]
Goal Umpire for the Carnamah Football Club in 1931 [4: 18-Apr-1931]
Represented the Carnamah Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1931 [4: 18-Apr-1931]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Himself and Thomas A. LUCAS were the Carnamah Football Club's two trainers in 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Later resided in Bullsbrook [2]
Died 21 January 1955; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZN, 549)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sydney Harold Blay' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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