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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bill" Wilfred Ernest ATKINSON

Born 9 March 1904 in Bindoon, Western Australia [16]
Son of Ernest James ATKINSON and Mary Jane FERGUSON [15]
Grew up in Bindoon and initially worked for the PADBURY family on a farm in Gillingarra [P241]
Farmhand on Rose Valley Farm in Mooliabeenee in 1925 [50]
Married Lorna May HODBY in Perth on 21 February 1929 [P241]
Farmhand in Gillingarra in 1936 [50]
By 1941 had shifted with his wife and children to Carnamah and was working as a Labourer [19]
Resided with his wife and children at 19 Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite[P241]
Rented the house at 19 Caron Street from Robert MACKIE and after it was sold rented it from Frederick R. BEBBINGTON [3]
Farmhand for Robert NIVEN on Craigend Farm in Carnamah [P241]
Labouring Employee of the Carnamah District Road Board [P241]
Also Sanitary Contractor in Carnamah after purchasing the contract from Edward HELLEWELL [P241]
His last employment was as Fettler in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company until his retirement in 1969 [P241]
Member of the Carnamah Air Observation Crops in 1942 [0: image 02974]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah farmer William Henry WATSON on 13 September 1948 at the Winchester Cemetery [5]
Received electricity at his home from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £2/10/2 [53]
Upon his retirement in 1969 he and his wife left Carnamah and shifted to Perth [P241]
Resided of late in Perth suburb of North Innaloo [2]
Father of Muriel, Mervyn, Edna, Ray, Colin and Elaine; grandfather of Ivan [P241]
Died 23 February 1972; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 2, Niche Wall, W4, 175) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Wilfred Ernest Atkinson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/wilfred-ernest-atkinson [sources]




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