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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Wally" Walter Edward LOCKWOOD

Born 9 March 1887 in Adelaide, South Australia [16]
Registered at birth as Walter Edward HITCHINS [55]
Son of George CODLING and Elizabeth Jane HITCHINS; stepson of Edward Storr Haswell LOCKWOOD [55]
Labourer in Carnarvon, Western Australia in 1915 [30: item 8197971]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 5 January 1916 [30: item 8197971]
     On enlistment was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 157 lbs. with blue eyes, light coloured hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Married (1) Rosetta May SIMMONS in Perth in 1916 [66]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A38 Ulysses on 1 April 1916 [30]
     Trooper 2209 in the Australian Imperial Force's 8th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt during the First World War [30]
     Departed Cairo, Egypt on the HT Malta, arriving back in Australia on 30 July 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 11 November 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
In 1925 he was working as a Labourer and living with his wife and sons at 158 Glyde Street in East Fremantle [50]
He and his wife purchased Gov Lots 69 and 70 on the west side of the Carnamah townsite on 9 July 1926 [81: 18-Jul-1926]
     Their two blocks in Carnamah were both eight acres in size and cost £15 each [81: 18-Jul-1926]
Labourer in Carnamah 1927-1936 [19] [50]
     He is known to have worked in Carnamah as a Fencing Contractor and did fencing on DEWAR's Ingie Farm in Carnamah [P30]
     Owned and resided in a house in Carnamah on the eight acre Gov Lot 70, on the north west corner of Parker and Inja Streets [3]
     Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1930 [53]
     His wife Rosetta died on 31 October 1930 [2] from complications after being severely head-butted by a ram [P30] or bull[P27]
     Following his wife's death his son Ron lived with Percy and Vittoria DEWAR and their children on Ingie Farm in Carnamah [P30]
     His son Ray lived with various people including Ned and Maggie WELLS and possibly with Charlie and Maggie KROSCHEL [P30]
     He was paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board on 16 August 1933 for killing a fox [300: page 41]
     He was among those from Carnamah who attended the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Morawa on 28 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Appears to have leased his house and eight acre block in Carnamah to Henry BRADY in 1934 and 1935 [3]
     During the 1937-38 financial year sold his house and eight acre block, Gov Lot 70, to Mrs Mabel C. ANGEL of Carnamah [3]
Married (2) Margery Jean ELLISON in 1936 [66]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Leederville prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 22 November 1939 [16]
     Private W243262 in the Australian Army's 10 Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 17 October 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Ardross [2]
Father of Ray, Ron, Dorothy and Joan [P40]
Died 21 October 1964; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 20D, 14) [2]

From The West Australian Newspaper, Monday 3 November 1930:
"LOCKWOOD - The Friends of Mr. Walter Lockwood of Carnamah WA are respectfully informed that the remains of late dearly beloved wife Rosetta will be interred in the Church of England portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery at 11.30 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday) morning."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Edward Lockwood' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from [reference list]

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