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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Arthur TANNER

Born 20 October 1911 in Springfield, London, England [P174]
Son of Arthur TANNER and Florence Caroline ARCHER [P174]
Bread Carter in the Perth hills suburb of Parkerville in 1936 [50]
Married Thora May STEWART in Southern Cross on 7 August 1937 [P174]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 November 1941 [16]
     Private WX17525 in the Australian Army's 2/96 Australian Transport Platoon during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 December 1945 [16]
Learnt the trade of a baker from his father and worked as a baker in Doodlakine before shifting to Carnamah [P174]
     In 1952 purchased from Norman J. HAYNES his bakery business and its Macpherson Street premises [0: image 04693] [3]
     Arrived in Carnamah in November 1952 to take charge of his new bakery [0: image 04693]
Baker in Carnamah 1952-1959 [19] [0: image 04693] [60]
     The bakery, located at 21 Macpherson Street, was telephone number Carnamah-30 [60]
     His wife Thora managed the counter and shop of the bakery[P174]
     The fresh bread from his bakery was said to have been among the best in the State [P414]
     Received electricity from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in December 1952 paid £19.4.1 for the month's electricity [53]
     Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1954 [7: page 193]
By 1960 he had sold the bakery in Carnamah to J. E. STANLEY [60]
Father of Valma [P174]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Arthur Tanner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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