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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William John OLDFIELD / LAMP

Born 18 May 1914 in Midland Junction, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Cecilia" Eliza Cecilia OLDFIELD and stepson of "Charlie" Carl Herman LAMP [P384]
Resided with his mother in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction 1914-1919 [P384]
Resided with his mother, stepfather and siblings in Coorow in 1927, and attended the Coorow State School [19] [25]
Resided with his mother, stepfather and siblings in Winchester 1928-1930 [P384]
Student at the Winchester State School in Winchester from 2 February 1928 until 19 April 1929 [25]
Farmhand for "Joey" H. Harold S. FOWLER on Fairview Farm in Winchester in May and June of 1929 [102]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held in Winchester on Saturday 10 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Came 3rd in the 14-16 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Following the death of his mother in 1930 he lived with his grandmother Mrs Elizabeth OLDFIELD in Midland Junction [P384]
With work hard to find he left the Perth suburb of Midland Junction and returned to Winchester [P384]
Farmhand in Winchester in 1930 and 1931 - working for James L. ADAMS and the CHAPMAN family [P384]
During the same period he also worked carting/stacking bags of wheat at the siding for Winchester farmer H. Harold S. FOWLER [P384]
Farmhand in Benjaberring near Wyalkatchem and then for Norman F. HYDE on Waddy Waddy Farm in Waddy Forest [P384]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1936-37 [5: 7 & 14-Dec-1934, 13-Nov-1936]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 20-Dec-1935] [4: 11-Jan-1936]
Played for the defeated "The Rest" in a cricket match against Carnamah in Coorow on Sunday 22 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
In 1936 he was working relaying on the Midland Railway line out from Watheroo[P384]
Married (1) Elsie Ina SIVYER in Perth in 1938 [66]
Resided in Gunyidi prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 10 August 1940[16]
Gunner WX7760 in the Australian Army's 2/3 Field Regiment during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 6 October 1945 [16]
Began employment with the Western Australian Government Railways in 1945 as a Wagon Painter at their Midland Workshops [P384]
Married (2) Irene Edna BRYAN at the Saint Brigid Church in the Perth suburb of Midland on 26 February 1947 [66]
They initially lived with his mother-in-law Mrs Christina M. BRYAN at 9 Spring Park Road in the Perth suburb of Midland [P384]
Following the building of their own home resided 69 Ferguson Street in the Perth suburb of Midland until his death in 1996 [P384]
Whenever visiting his aunt in Mingenew with his wife and children they would stop at the Winchester townsite on the way [P384]
Worked for the Western Australian Government Railways until his retirement in 1975 [P384]
Passed away while mowing his back lawn at his home in Midland and was buried with his late wife and mother-in-law [P384]
Father of Barney, Christina, Julie, Michelle and Robert [P384]
Died 20 May 1996; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Roman Catholic, B, 56) [2]
Also known as William John LAMP [25]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William John Oldfield / Lamp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from [sources]

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