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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William Nicholas STOKES

Born 7 April 1919 in Dudawa, East Arrino, Western Australia [16] [24]
Son of "Nicholas" William Nicholas STOKES and Alice Catherine FITZGERALD [161]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club from 1934-35 to 1936-37 [5: 22-Feb-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Represented Dudawa in a cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club in Arrino on Saturday 16 February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
He was among those from Dudawa and Arrino who holidayed in Dongara in mid January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Resided in Dudawa, East Arrino until enlisting in the Australian Army on 11 July 1942 [16]
     Exactly one month later married "Freda" Frederica Nielson MALEY on 11 August 1942 [161]
     Sergeant WX28304 in the Australian Army's 43 Australian Landing Craft Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 12 November 1935 [16]
Farmer of The Oaks Farm in Arrino for at least the years 1947-1975 [6] [19]
Resided in retirement at 30 Port Leander Drive in the coastal town of Port Denison [24]
Father of Marlene, Geraldine, Adrian, Cheryl, Harley and Judith [161]
Died 18 December 1995 in Port Denison; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Uniting, Plot 194) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Nicholas Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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