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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William Walter Griffiths SIMPSON

Born 5 May 1910 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Farmer in Three Springs from 1935 until at least 1975 [6] [19]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 24-May-1935, 22-May-1936]
Lent his truck and services to help cart gravel for the new driveway of the Three Springs Hospital on 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Won the Jazz Competition at the  North Midlands District Hospital's Annual Ball held in  Three Springs on 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
He and Roy OLDEN spent days in April 1936 building the stop butt for the Three Springs Rifle Club's range [5: 24-Apr-1936]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
In 1936 the Commissioner for Taxation increased the unimproved value of part of his Lot M810 from £728 to £985 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
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]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 June 1942 [16]
Flying Officer 427262 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 33 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 2 October 1945 [16]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 16 July 1948 [96]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bullcreek [2]
Died 13 June 1987; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 29, 160) [2]

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

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