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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Walter Ernest GREAVES

Born 24 July 1909 in Birmingham, England [16]
Married Olga M. WATTS in Perth in 1940 [66]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Maylands prior to enlisting in Australian Army on 30 October 1940 [16]
    Private WX9206 in the Australian Army's 2/43 Battalion 9th Division during the Second World War [16]
    Discharged from the Australian Army on 22 July 1942 [16]
Manager of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company's store in Coorow [P8]
He was one of the guests of honour at the Welcome Home to Ex-Service Personnel in Coorow 2 March 1946 [5: 15-Mar-1946]
Also attended the Dinner and Smoke Social for ex-Serviceman held in Carnamah on 27 April 1946 [5: 10-May-1946]
Competitor in the Easter Tennis Tournament held over Easter in Waddy Forest in 1947 [5: 18-Apr-1947]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 W.A.C. on 18 July 1947 [96]
Member of Coorow Golf Club in 1948 and 1949 [5: 27-May-1948, 9-Jun-1949]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Parents & Citizens' Association in 1948 [5: 10-Jun-1948]
Member of Coorow-Waddy Forest sub-branch of Returned Soldiers' League in 1949 and 1950 [5: 14-Apr-1949] [39: 15-Nov-1950]
     Contributed an item for entertainment at the R.S.L. Smoke Social for servicemen and others in Coorow on 6 April 1949 [5: 14-Apr-1949]
     He was a delegate to the R.S.L. congress on War Service Land Settlement on 16 September 1949 [39: 27-Sep-1949]
     In 1950 he was President of the sub-branch and unveiled the Honour Board in the Coorow Hall on 14 November 1950 [39: 15-Nov-1950]
Exhibited in the Flower section at the 11th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     Won 1st prizes for Snapdragons, Floating Bowl and Six Stems of Pansies as well as a 2nd prize for 12 Stems of Pansies [5]
Father of Annette and Arthur [P8]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Ernest Greaves' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-ernest-greaves [reference list]




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