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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Thelma Lillian WATSON / NEWTON

Born 7 May 1905 in Snowtown, South Australia
Daughter of George WATSON and Lily Hilda Harriet DYER [55]
Married (1) Thomas Reginald Guy NEWTON in 1933 [66]
Resided with her first husband on a farm near Dowerin from 1933 to 1943 [225: 23-May-1950]
She left her home near Dowerin and enlisted in the Australian Army in Perth on 15 September 1943 [16] [225: 23-May-1950]
Private WF14988 in the Australian Women's Army Service during three months of the Second World War [16] [225: 23-May-1950]
After three months she was discharged from the Australian Army at her own request on 23 December 1943 [16] [225: 23-May-1950]
She returned to live with her husband, left again, worked as a housemaid in Dowerin, returned and then left once more [225: 23-May-1950]
In 1950 she was living on High Street in Fremantle [225: 23-May-1950]
She filed for divorce from her husband in May 1950 on the grounds of desertion and he petitioned on the same grounds [39: 24-May-1950]
Married (2) her former brother-in-law Ronald Heber NEWTON in 1950 [55] [66]
Resided in Three Springs 1955-1962 [19], where her husband was a Farmer [50]
She and her husband later resided on Monger Street in Brookton [50]
Died 19 February 1995; buried at the Beverley General Cemetery in Beverley, Western Australia [138]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thelma Lillian Watson / Newton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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