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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bill" William BUTLER

Farmhand for Robert BOWRAN in Billeroo, East Winchester in 1939 [0: image 03023] [22]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1937-38 [5: 24-Dec-1937]
On 11 November 1939 was driving a utility truck from Winchester to Carnamah [88]
     One mile south of Carnamah the truck ran into a bank on the side of the road and overturned four times [88] [0: image 03023]
     Himself and his passengers were taken to the Three Springs Hospital however had amazingly escaped serious injury [0: image 03023]
     His injuries were stated by Dr M. A. MAYRHOFER to be an injured shoulder, cuts, bruises and suffering from shock [88]
     His passengers, A. W. PRIOR of Carnamah and Ernie THOMAS of Coorow, had cuts, bruises and were suffering from shock [88]
As he wasn't licensed to drive a truck he was issued with a summons to appear before the Carnamah Police Court on 21 November [22]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1941 [0: image 03991]
Prior to enlisting in the Australian Army he was a member of the 25th Machine Gun Militia Unit [0: image 04077]
Private in the Australian Army during the Second World War [0: image 04077]
In 1942 he was engaged to Miss Lizzie EDWARDS, second eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Teddy EDWARDS [0: image 04164]
Farmhand in Carnamah in 1947 [19]
Could be the William BUTLER who was born in New Norcia and was of "No Fixed Abode" in 1948 [22]
      That William BUTLER was arrested in Waddy Forest on 15 September 1948 having no visible lawful means of support [22]
      After appearing before the Carnamah Police Court that same day he was sentenced to 28 days hard labour [22]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Butler' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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