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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Wally" Walter Karl BOOTH

Born 10 June 1918 in Moora, Western Australia [P40]
Son of Walter David BOOTH and Winifred Mary THOMAS [P40]
He was delicate as a baby and was raised by his grandparents Winifred and Charles Frederick THOMAS Snr [P40]
Resided with his grandparents on Kadathinni Farm in Three Springs [P40]
Began attending the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs in April 1925 [98]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia for two years beginning on 6 April 1933 [187]
After leaving college he returned to Three Springs and worked on his grandfather's Kadathinni Farm [P40]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
Winner of Rummy at the Card Party held at the home Mrs Emma T. TURNER in Arrino on Wednesday 7 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Won the Throwing Sack at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Wednesday 17 March 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 17 December 1940 [16]
Driver W1985 in the Australian Army's 124 Australian General Transport Company during the Second World War [16]
Married "Edie" Edith Maude WICK, of Yandanooka, in Perth in 1941 [P40]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 8 January 1946 [16]
Resided with his wife in the Three Springs townsite and later in Geraldton [P40]
For a number of years resided in Morgan Street in the Perth suburb of Joondanna and worked as a Taxi Driver [P40]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Greenwood [2]
Father of Alan, Kaye and Marie [P40]
Died 30 October 1990; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Lawn 6, 354) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Karl Booth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-karl-booth [sources]




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