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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William Henry ANGOVE

Born 1863 in Clunes, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of Elizabeth WILLIAMS who married William Henry ANGOVE in 1869 [54]
Married Martha Jane SCOTT in 1896 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Himself, his wife and their young son appear to have shifted to Western Australia by 1901, when their daughter was born [15]
Publican of the Swan Hotel on Victoria Avenue in the Perth suburb of North Fremantle 1902-1904 [6] [50]
Hotelkeeper of the Railway Hotel in Parkerville 1905-1908 [6] [50]
Hotelkeeper of the Richmond Hotel at 193 Victoria Avenue in the Perth suburb of Fremantle 1909-1912 [6]
Hotelkeeper of the White Hart Hotel in Beverley in 1915 and 1916 [6] [30: item 3033782]
Aged 18 years his son Raymond successfully applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force in Beverley on 28 December 1915 [30]
     His son served as Private 3771 in the Australian Imperial Force's 51st Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     On 15 August 1916 his son was listed as Missing in Action however three weeks later he was presumed Killed in Action [30]
     An inquiry determined that he'd been Killed in Action between 14 and 16 August 1916 at Moquet Farm in Pozieres, France [30]
Took over the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in October 1916 [10: 24-Oct-1916]
     Licensee and Manager of the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs 1916-1921 [6] [10]
     He'd obtained the General Publican's License for the Hotel from its previous licensee Lewis R. HASELL [10: 17-Oct-1916, 12-Dec-1916]
     His Commercial Hotel suffered badly in mid August 1917 when Three Springs was badly flooded and isolated for ten days [10]
     The floodwaters entirely flooded the cellars under the Hotel and flowed through the premises to a depth of six inches [10: 24-Aug-1917]
A photograph of their son Raymond who'd been Killed in Action was featured in The Sunday Times newspaper in 1916 [81: 31-Dec-1916]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Wrote to Base Records of the A.I.F. from Three Springs on 4 February 1918 inquiring about his son's belongings [30: item 3033782]
     They regretfully told him none had been recovered and owing to the time that had elapsed it was unlikely of any being found [30]
     His wife wrote a similar letter to Base Records from Three Springs on 28 May 1919 and received a similar response [30]
Vice President of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1918 and 1919 [124]
Conducted the Publican's Booth at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting at Parakalia in Three Springs on 16 March 1918 [124]
Donated £2/2/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1918, 1919 and 1920 [124]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
His General Publican's License was renewed in 1920 on the condition a bathroom be added to his hotel within six months [10: 17-Dec-1920]
Ran the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs until mid 1921, when it was taken over by Nathaniel MCKENZIE [10: 15-Jul-1921]
Then or shortly thereafter shifted back to Victoria with his wife and daughter where he worked as a Builder [50]
Resided at 351 Danks Street in the Melbourne suburb of Middle Park in 1922 and 1923 [30: item 3033782]
Resided at 308 Beaconsfield Parade in the Melbourne suburb of Middle Park 1923-1942 [30: item 3033782] [50] [293: 24-Jun-1942]
His sister Sarah Evelyn ANGOVE married Angus MCINTOSH who later owned farmland on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [3] [54]
His niece Mrs Mary Sinclair GILES resided in Three Springs in 1939 [19] [54]
Father of Raymond William Arthur and Doris Clara [15] [54]
Died 21 June 1942 in Melbourne; buried at the Box Hill Cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill [54] [293: 24-Jun-1942]

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

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