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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Mick" Tycho FOLLAND

Born 23 July 1912 in Goode, South Australia [55]
Son of Walter FOLLAND and Emma Hannah BERG [55]
Resided with his parents in Katanning, Western Australia where his father was a bookkeeper, accountant [50] and later a farmer [P343]
Arrived in Waddy Forest to work for his uncle on 26 January 1932 [P343]
Farmhand for Stanley L. FOLLAND on Enfield Park Farm in Waddy Forest in 1932 [P343]
He was in Waddy Forest for about a year [P343]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1932 [4: 6-Aug-1932] [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Farmer with his father of of Wickham Farm in Katanning in 1936 [50]
Miner in Wiluna 1937-1939 [50]
Married Eileen DE HOUGHTON in 1938 [66]
Resided in Katanning prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 29 June 1940 [16]
Corporal WX5825 in the Australian Army's 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion [16]
Father of Brian [P343]
Killed in Action in Syria on 6 July 1941; buried at the Beirut War Cemetery in Lebanon [17] [225: 26-Jul-1941]


From The Daily News newspaper, Saturday 26 July 1941:
Never Saw Son
"Corporal Tycho Folland, reported killed in action in Syria on July 6, leaves a baby son whom he has never met. The baby was born after Corporal Folland reached Palestine. Three of four days before he was killed he was told that he could have special leave to visit his sister, Sister E. A. Folland, in Jerusalem. A brother and brother-in-law were in the same unit at Corporal Folland and another brother has now joined the A.I.F. Corporal Folland was the second son of Mr and Mrs W. Folland of Katanning."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Tycho Folland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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