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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Syd" Sydney Keith BENNETT

Born 17 July 1904 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Alfred BENNETT and Alice Emily BARRETT [15]
Labourer and Shearer in Carnamah 1931-1940 [6] [19] [50]
In December 1932 he was working in Carnamah as a Wheat Lumper [5: 23-Dec-1932]
He also worked in Carnamah shearing sheep [P7]
Played in a cricket match between the "Lumpers" and the Carnamah Cricket Club on Sunday 11 December 1932 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1932-33 [5: 10-Mar-1933]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's 2nd Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Returned to Carnamah on Monday 8 July 1935 after a brief visit to Perth [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Participated in the Old Stagers Bike Race at the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Played for "The Rest" of non-cricketers who defeated the Carnamah Cricket Club's B team on Sunday 14 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
After spending some time in Perth he returned to Carnamah during the second week of April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
On 2 December 1940 was farewelled at the Carnamah Football Club's rooms prior to leaving Carnamah for Army camp [0: images 03964]
Left Carnamah on 3 December 1940 having enlisted in the Australian Army [0: images 03961 & 03964]
Private WX9618 in the Australian Army's 32 Company 24th A.I.T.B. in 1941 [0: image 04070 / 1]
     Also in the 32 Company was Jack MORRIS, previously of Five Gums in Carnamah [0: image 04070 / 1]
     In December 1941 while serving in the Middle East received a Christmas present from the Carnamah Girls Club [0: image 04070 / 1]
     Word was received in Carnamah in August 1942 that he had been wounded in action [0: image 04124]
     Later Private WX9618 in the 7th Reinforcements of the Australian Army's 9th Division MOB Laundry [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 3 April 1945 [16]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sydney Keith Bennett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sydney-keith-bennett [sources]




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