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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William McKenzie SHEPPARD

Born 4 June 1909 in Arrino, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jack" John Richard SHEPPARD and "Meg" Margaret NAIRN [P3]
Great Grandson of Carnamah pioneers James & Sarah NAIRN and Coorow pioneers William & Sarah LONG [P3]
Resided with his parents on Redbank Farm in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Farmer in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
While mounting a horse in 1934 it trod on his foot - its hoof cut through his boot and badly crushed and bruised his foot [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Following a hunting expedition up north he and four others returned to Arrino in September 1935 with 800 kangaroo skins [5]
     The hunting party consisted of his brother Albert, Vern FERGUSON, Fred WOLTER, Tom MCNEILL and himself [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the demonstration of the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor on J. K. HEBITON's farm in TS on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Won a "dozen of beer" in a raffle at the Saint Patrick's Day Ball in Three Springs on Wednesday 17 March 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Resided in the Arrino district until enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 March 1942 [16]
     Private W20485 in the Australian Army's 10 Australian Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 7 March 1946 [16]
Married Amelia Edith BOWTELL on 7 April 1946 [P240]
Hairdresser and Tobacconist in Three Springs in 1947 and 1949 [6]
Hairdresser in Mullewa in 1952 and 1953 [19]
Hairdresser in Three Springs for at least the years 1955-1975, during which time he lived in Williamson Street, Three Springs [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Huntingdale [2]
Died 11 March 1983; buried at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (General Lawn, Lawn F, 198) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William McKenzie Sheppard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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