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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ross" William Ross SHERIDAN

Born 1 April 1921 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Will" William Bernard SHERIDAN and Ivy May FAIRCLOUGH [P151]
Resided with his parents on farmland on the Walebing Road in Moora 1921-1925 [6] [10: 22-Oct-1925]
Shifted with his parents to Carnamah in October 1925 [10: 22-Oct-1925]
Resided with his parents and brothers at 12 Yarra Street in the Carnamah townsite [3]
Won the Running Race for under eight boys at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball in 1929, dressed as a "Golliwog" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Won the 7-9 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Came 2nd in the 6-8 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Won 2nd prizes for a Pencil Drawing and a Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Balls held in Carnamah in 1933 and 1934 with friend Stanley G. BROWN [5: 24-Nov-1933]
     In 1933 they attended dressed as "Two Old Tramps from the Great North Road" and as a "Negro Couple" in 1934 [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Member of the Carnamah State School's team who competed in tennis against the Inering State School on 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Came 2nd in the Boy's Cycle Race and won the Special Woodwork Prize at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1934-35 to 1936-37, and a Committee Member in 1935-36 [5: 15-Feb-1935, 29-Nov-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
     After the creation of two teams he played for Carnamah Blues in 1935-36 and Carnamah Reds in 1937-38 [5: 11-Oct-1935, 24-Dec-1937]
Won the Boys Bike Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting at Centenary Park, Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Came 3rd in the Senior Race of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday 12 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936, and Treasurer in 1937 [5: 7-Aug-1936, 21-May-1937]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 20-Nov-1936, 7-May-1937]
Came 3rd in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Hurry Scurry Bike Race in Carnamah on Sunday 1 November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
On the night of 11 January 1937 he went for a swim at the popular dam on W. Henry WATSON's The Mannas Farm in Carnamah [5]
     When running into the water he stepped on a piece of wire which passed almost entirely through his left foot [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Travelled from Carnamah to Moora by car with local newsagent John A. KENNY on Friday 26 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
He was "Miss Flossie Fewclothes" in beach attire at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball on 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1939 [0: image 03885]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [7: page 227]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Motor Engineer in Carnamah in 1940 [6] at Eric W. WRIGHT's garage[0: image 03908]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in September 1940 [16]
Was driven from Carnamah to Pearce Air Base in Bullsbrook by his late employer Eric WRIGHT [0: image 03908]
Flight Lieutenant 17887 in Royal Australian Air Force's Pearce Air Base during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 9 April 1948 [16]
Married Margaret Norah Dobbie CLARK on 16 February 1949 in West Perth [0: image 02990]
Resided in Kellerberrin WA in 1954 [0: image 04742]
Representative in Moora 1962-1964, during which time he resided in Beasley Street, Moora [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Maylands [2]
Father of June and Bryan [P157]
Died 24 May 1985; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Memorial Garden) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Ross Sheridan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-ross-sheridan [sources]




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