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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Vaughan Joseph PARKER

Born 24 September 1914 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Lou" Louis Patrick PARKER and "Ettie" Mary Helena FLYNN [P6]
Resided with parents on Glenwilli Farm in Winchester 1914-1921 [P5]
Resided with parents at 5 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1921-1925 [P5]
Student at the Carnamah State School from 1922 to early 1925 [P5]
Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from March 1925 to December 1925 [98]
In 1925 himself and his brother Leo boarded at the Convent in Three Springs [P5]
Student at Christian Brothers College in Geraldton in 1926 and at Christian Brothers College in Perth 1927-1931 [P5]
Spent his school holidays with his parents in Carnamah [P5] [5: 25-Aug-1933]
In 1929 received a Gold Medal for obtaining distinctions in all subjects at Christian Brothers Secondary School [4: 11-Jan-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
After completing high school became a pharmacist through an apprenticeship: Vaughan Joseph PARKER M.P.S., PhC, A.A.S.A. [P6]
Travelled to Carnamah on Monday 20 August 1934 to spend a holiday with his parents [5: 24-Aug-1934]
His parents received word in Carnamah in June 1936 that he had passed all of his examinations for a Diploma in Chemistry [5: 5-Jun-1936]
Both himself and his sister Mignonne spent a holiday with their parents in Carnamah during early August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 17 July 1942 [16]
Staff Sergeant WX31910 in the Australian Army's 71 Australian Camp Hospital during the Second World War [16]
Married Nora Patricia COLLINS in Perth on 13 February 1943 [P6]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 16 April 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant [2]
Died 3 September 2002; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn M, 147) [2]

From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 6 October 1914:
"Births - PARKER (nee Ettie Flynn) - On September 24, at her parents' residence, 32 Thomas-street, to Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Parker, of Glenwilli, Winchester, M.R. - a son."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vaughan Joseph Parker' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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