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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Tom" Thomas Stanley BYRNE

Born 3 October 1906 in Wannamal, Western Australia [16]
Son of "EK" Edmund Keen BYRNE and Isabella WOODS [P1]
Resided with his parents on his father's West Point Farm in Wannamal 1906-1914 [114]
Student at the Wannamal State School in 1913 [114]
In February 1914 shifted with his parents from Wannamal to his father's farmland in Three Springs [P137]
Resided with his parents on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs 1914 onwards[P137]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 24 October 1917 dressed as a "Soldier" [10: 2-Nov-1917]
Won the 12 to 15 Years Boys Running Race at the Peace Celebrations in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Received 3rd prize for a Drawing of Australian Wildflowers at the Three Springs Day on Thursday 25 September 1919 [10: 3-Oct-1919]
Won a 1st prizes for Writing and Drawing at the annual picnic and show, the Three Springs Day, on 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Farmer in Three Springs [19], presumably in partnership with his with his father and brother as "E. K. Byrne & Sons" [P1]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1921 [9: 21-Jan-1921]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1923-1927 [10: 22-Jun-1923] [4: 7-May-1927]
He was knocked unconscious during a football match in Three Springs against Arrino on Sunday 22 June 1924 [9: 27-Jun-1924]
Attended the wedding dance of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Won the Egg & Spoon Race at the Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations held in Three Springs on Monday 18 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 in an "Eastern Costume" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Centenary & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 5 September 1929 and was the Best Centenary Gent [4: 21-Sep-1929]
In July 1932 he and his brothers Frederick and John were working in Port Hedland[5: 8-Jul-1932]
Arrived in Three Springs for a visit on Friday 18 August 1933 before returning "for the north" on Sunday 20 August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
Along with his brother Fred arrived in Three Springs "from the north" during the first week of December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
He and Fred spent the 1933-34 summer with their father in Three Springs [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth on Tuesday 20 February 1934 [5: 23-Feb-1934]
Returned to Three Springs from the Kimberley and Nor-West on Thursday 1 November 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Attended the Back to Childhood & Nursery Rhyme Ball held in Three Springs on 6 November 1934 as a "Parson" [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
By 1937 he was working for the Shell Oil Company in Moora [81: 11-Apr-1937]
Married Beryl CARMAN in Perth on 9 April 1939 [113]
After undertaking training in Perth he arrived in Carnamah with his wife and children on 11 July 1942 [0: image 04112]
Superintendent of the Shell Oil Company depot in Carnamah 1942-1949 [6] [19]  [0: image 04106]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Treasurer 1943-1945[141] [0: image 04335]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1943-1948 [0: images 04230, 04361 & 04509]
Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund - was Secretary in 1945[0: image 04295]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1945-1947 [0: image 04327] [58]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - was Secretary in 1946[0: image 04388]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 16 May 1947 [96]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Lilias Michie POWER on 2 December 1947 at the Winchester Cemetery [0]
Left Carnamah on 21 January 1949 having been transferred to Narrogin [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Pallbearer at the funeral of former Three Springs postmaster Charles E. LUSCOMBE at the Karrakatta Cemetery in 1960 [4: 7-Oct-1960]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Wembley [2]
Father of Janice, Carolyn, Roslyn and Lindsay [113]
Died 26 August 1972; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, SC, 495) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Stanley Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 February 2024 from [reference list]

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