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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Walter Leo COUSINS

Born 20 August 1905 in Yardarino, Western Australia [15] [16]
Son of George COUSINS and Mary Ann STRAHAN nee BISHOP [P2]
Resided with his widowed mother and siblings in Walkaway until shifting with then to a small farm in Arrino [P2]
Contractor in the Three Springs-Arrino district [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Donated 10/6 to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928 [124]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Won the Gent's Hunter and came 2nd in the High Jump in the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1933 and 1934 [5: 25-Aug-1933, 8-Jun-1934]
Married Lottie PETHICK in Carnamah on 14 September 1945 [TP]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 November 1939, and was discharged on 28 December 1943 [16]
Private WX937 in the Australian Army's 6 Division AASC during the Second World War [16]
Resident of Arrino at the time of his death in 1964 [2]
Father of George, Laurie, Keith, Preston, Robert, Cliff, Ron, Olive, Arthur and Alice [45]
Died 19 November 1964; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Leo Cousins' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 March 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-leo-cousins [sources]




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