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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bill" William Henry BELL

Born C.1904 [39: 20-Mar-1928]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1927 [9: 20-May-1927] [10: 19-May-1927]
Truck Driver for wheat carting contractor John R. LESLIE in Coorow over the 1927-28 harvest [39: 20-Mar-1928]
He and his employer left Coorow to drive a Reo and a Graham truck down to Perth to be overhauled on 24 January 1928 [39: 23-Mar-1928]
They both went before the Criminal Court in Perth after the Graham truck, which he'd been driving, was destroyed by fire [39: 17-Apr-1928]
He gave testimony that his employer had offered him £10 to burn the truck but when his attempt failed his employer burnt the truck [39]
His employer was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for insurance fraud and he was released on a bond of £100 [39: 17-Apr-1928]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Henry Bell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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