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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Wally" Walter Hostley ROWLAND

Born 23 January 1916 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND and "Dorrie" Martha Dorothy SLOPER [P51]
Resided with his parents on farmland at Yardarino in the Irwin district 1916-1922 [P13]
He was baptised by Methodist Minister Harry ROBINS of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 14 May 1916 [84]
In mid 1922 shifted with his parents to Carnamah [P13]
Initially resided in Carnamah with parents on Billaloo Farm near Billeroo, East Winchester [P13]
For a period himself and his brother Alf took it in turns of putting in the crop and harvesting on their father's farm [P7]
Himself and Alf also shore the sheep on his father's farm however for the rest of their time worked on other farms [P7]
Farmhand for John LAWSON on Mayfield Farm in Winchester [P7]
Also worked as a farmhand for George A. RAFFAN on Inchgower Farm in Winchester [P51]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
In February 1942 he was a Trooper in the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment [0: image 04076]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 July 1942 [16]
Private WX28230 in the Australian Army's 2/9 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 25 March 1946 [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1948-1952 [13]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1949 [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Attended the Harvey Agricultural College in Harvey WA where he learnt about cattle [P51]
In the late 1950s obtained farmland at South Eneabba [P51]
Farmer in South Eneabba from the late 1950s until the early 1970s [P51]
Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club [P51]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Later sold his farm in Eneabba and on doing so purchased a house in Carnamah town for himself and his mother to reside in [P7]
From 1969 until his death in 1996 resided at 20 Caron Street, Carnamah (Lot 54 of Victoria Location 1936) [1] [60]
His Caron Street home was telephone number Carnamah-70 [60]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
Passed away at the age of 80 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1]
Died 12 September 1996 in Three Springs WA; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row I, Plot 14) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Hostley Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-hostley-rowland [sources]




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