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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Fred" William Frederick LEE

Born 11 March 1888 in Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales [16] [20]
Son of butcher "Henry" Valentine Henry LEE and Sarah WILLIAMS [20] [21]
Resided with his parents siblings at 26 New Road and later at 17 New Road in Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales [20]
Married Elizabeth Ann JONES in Wales in 1912 [21]
Departed London, England with his wife and sons on the Euripides for Albany, Western Australia on 29 March 1920 [203]
Farmer of Norlup Park Farm in Greenbushes, Western Australia in 1925 [50]
Butcher in Busselton, Western Australia 1926-1932 [6]
Arrived in Carnamah around April 1933 after purchasing the butchering business of Ernest C. ANDREWS [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Butcher at 14 Macpherson Street in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933, 14-Jul-1933, 4-Aug-1933]
Advertised his business in the inaugural edition of The North Midland Times newspaper on Friday 16 May 1933 [5]
     "     For Quality Meats      try      W. F. Lee      Family Butcher      Carnamah     " [5: 26-May-1933]
In 1933 purchased local livestock for meat - some from NINEHAM Bros, Thomas H. PERRY and James L. ADAMS [5: 21-Jul-1933]
In September 1933 he installed a Quirk's Electric Refrigerator at his butchering premises in Carnamah [5: 8-Sep-1933]
    Around the same time GILES and STEPHENS' Pyramid Tea Rooms in Carnamah also installed a Quirk's Refrigerator [5: 8-Sep-1933]
    As a result of their two refrigerators local power firm Henry Parkin & Son began providing a continuous power service [5: 6-Oct-1933]
Convened a meeting at the Don Tea Rooms in Carnamah on 3 October 1933 to discuss the formation of a town band [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Inaugural Bandmaster of the Carnamah Town Band on its inception in October 1933[5: 13-Oct-1933]
He had experience from playing in first class bands in England and also at Busselton and Cottesloe in Western Australia [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Provider of music at the Anglican Church Bazaar and Dance at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 18 November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
By early December 1933 his meat could also be purchased from the Pyramid Tea Rooms in Carnamah [5: 8-Dec-1933]
In addition to the usual types of meats he also made polony, frankfurts, saveloys and brawn [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Gave to his customers free suet for use in Christmas puddings in December 1933[5: 8-Dec-1933]
He came from a line of butchers, as far back as his great grandfather, whose custom it was to give free suet at Christmas time [5]
In early January 1934 sold his butchering business in Carnamah back to Ernest C. ANDREWS [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Along with his wife and children left Carnamah on Sunday 7 January 1934, after a residence of nine months [5: 12-Jan-1934]
In 1936 was living with his wife and children at 545 Beaufort Street in Perth[50]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 30 March 1942 [16]
     Constable 849 on the Royal Australian Navy's H.M.A.S. Leeuwin during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Navy on 2 November 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda [2]
Father of sons Valerie and Seaton [203]
Died 7 September 1966; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZW, 428) [2]

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

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