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Leonard 'Colin' STONE, DONGARA, West Australia

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"Colin" (Leonard Colin) STONE"

thank you to the following site from which the info on Colin was taken
CARNAMAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
the CARNAMAN-WINCHESTER DATABASE

Born 14 August 1913 in Bayswater, Western Australia
- Son of Victor Douglas STONE and Ella Mary MOORE

Left school and worked for an uncle who was a hairdresser to help support his mother and two siblings

Hairdresser for John A. KENNY at Mackie's Buildings, 19 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1932-1934

In early October 1934 he opened his own Hairdressing Saloon and Tobacconist Shop at Nind's Buildings in Carnamah

Nind's Buildings were at 27 Macpherson Street, on the north east corner of Niven Crescent and Macpherson Street

Undertook gents' and ladies' hairdressing, including coiffure, bobbing, shingling, marcel waving, shampooing and setting

Visited the town of Coorow to do hairdressing every Wednesday afternoon

Advertised his hairdressing business in the local North Midland Times newspaper

Local distributor for the Charities Consultations lottery, his clients winning a prize in eight consecutive draws in 1935

From October 1935 he was a sub-agent for Malvern Star cycles through district agent Alexander R. G. BARR of Three Springs

On becoming a sub-agent for Malvern Star cycles he had a "Stock Model Machine" at his shop in Carnamah

Resided at Chitter and Flo BROWN's boarding house "Carnamah Hostel" at 13-15 Caron Street, Carnamah

He assisted freely with local activities and took an active and prominent part in the sporting and social bodies in Carnamah

Left Carnamah and shifted to Three Springs in early December 1935

Hairdresser employed by "Mick" Clifford F. COFFEY in Three Springs in late 1935 and 1936

Commenced his hairdressing duties in Three Springs on Wednesday 11 December 1935

In 1936 he was living on Touche Street in the Three Springs townsite

Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1932-33 and 1934-35

Competitor in John A. KENNY's Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933

Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1933-1935, Secretary in 1935

Assistant Secretary of the Carnamah Football Club during the second half of 1933 and in 1934

Part of a humorous ballet which performed at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933

Inaugural Secretary of the Carnamah Town Band on its inception in October 1933

Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933

Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1935-36

Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1933-1935

Travelled down to Perth for the Christmas break in December 1933 and then returned to Carnamah

With Geo BREWER, Norm REYNOLDS, Harold HARVEY & Jack MCLEAN spent two days in Dongara in January 1934

Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934

Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934

His mother arrived in Carnamah on 14 April 1934 to spend a fortnight with him before returning to her home in Bayswater

Himself and his mother attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934

He sounded "The Last Post" at the Anzac Service at the Carnamah War Memorial on Wednesday 25 April 1934

Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934

Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs

Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934

Tendered a 21st Birthday Party hosted by Mrs Florence E. BREWER at the Carnamah Hotel on 11 August 1934

About 30 friends attended the party, which was also held to celebrate the birthdays of Lou OLDFIELD and George BREWER

Inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital for a period of December 1934, having underwent an operation for appendicitis

Competed in the Three Springs verses Carnamah billiard contest held in Three Springs on Thursday 14 February 1935

Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935

Came 2nd in the Sheffield Handicap race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935

Sounded the Last Post at the Anzac Day Commemoration Service at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 25 April 1935

Donated a trophy to the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935, which was won by Harold N. HARVEY

With ticket number 116 came 2nd in the Carnamah Tennis Club's raffle in September 1935, which was a 2/15/- racket

Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah Cricket Club on Monday evening 23 September 1935

With Dulcie FOWLER won the monte carlo dance at the Coorow Rifle Club's Grand Ball on Saturday 26 October 1935

Donated a trophy to the Carnamah Cricket Club for their player who took the most catches in the 1935-36 season

Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935

Resigned as Secretary of the Carnamah Football Club at a general meeting at the Carnamah Hotel on 19 December 1935

Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1935-36

Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Years Day 1 January 1936

Attended the 21st birthday for Josie FITZGERALD at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on 20 March 1936

He was a passenger in Alex BARR's car to Perth one night in April 1936 when an owl smashed through the windscreen

In 1936 obtained a clearance form the North Midlands Football Association to transfer from Carnamah to Three Springs

Social Committee Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1936

Winner of the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs

Supplied the musical extras at the Three Springs Anglican Church's Annual Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 25 June 1936

Left Three Springs during the first week of October 1936 and shifted to Perth

He continued to work as a Hairdresser in Perth

WAR
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bayswater prior to enlisting to serve in the Australian Army on 20 November 1941

Private WX17722 in the Australian Army's 5 Independent Company in New Guinea during the Second World War

He was invalided back to Australia suffering from Malaria, after which he spent a year at the Northam Hospital in Northam

Discharged from the Australian Army on 23 November 1944

Miss Olive M. CONNOLLY visited him once a week at the hospital in Northam, and after six months he asked her to marry him

He was briefly released from hospital for their marriage ceremony, which took place in Arrino

After being released from hospital he started his own hairdressing business in the then just completed Ahern's Arcade in Perth

Later left Perth and shifted with his wife to Dongara where they owned and ran a piggery and tomato farm

Formed a local orchestra in Dongara - with himself on the cornet, his wife on the drums and Peter BEATON on the piano

Resided in Dongara until his death in 1961

Died 26 February 1961 in Geraldton;
- buried Dongara Cemetery, Dongara (Old Anglican, Plot 97)


Leonard "Colin" STONE was:

* One of the suppliers of music at the following local events:

* Played the cornet at the Oddfellows dance held in the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 July 1932

* Played the cornet at the Grand Ball of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition held in Carnamah on 28 July 1932
Accompanied by Mrs Maggie WELLS on the piano, Tom PARKIN on the drums and Miss Edna MURRAY on the flute

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual

* Ball held in the Town Hall on 6 August 1932

* Played the cornet at the Dance & Bride Party held at AUNGER's home in East Carnamah on 8 October 1932 [5: 21-Oct-1932]

* Played the cornet at the social evening tendered to Nell NORTHEY at the Winchester School on Saturday 29 June 1933

* Provider of music at the social tendered to recently married Brian and Gerda STACY at the Carnamah Hall on 1 July 1933

* Supplier of music at the Anglican Church Ball at the Three Springs Hall during the third week of July 1933

* Supplier of music at the Carnamah Basketball Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 July 1933

* Assisted with the supplying of music at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933

* Supplier of music at the Town Band Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 October 1933

* Performed a cornet solo at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fete and Concert on Thursday 2 November 1933

* Played "The Last Post" and "Reveille" at the Armistice Day Observance at the Carnamah Hall on 11 November 1933

* Performed cornet solos at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Second Concert on Thursday 30 November 1933

* Supplier of music at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933

* One of four suppliers of music at the Church of England's New Year's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 30 December 1933

* Supplier of music at the Miscellaneous Tea held in Carnamah for Miss Daphne STEPHENS on Thursday 4 January 1934

* Supplier of music for dancing at the Farewell to Miss Gladys DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 22 March 1934

* Part of the five piece orchestra that performed at the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance in Carnamah on 14 April 1934

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934

* Part of the orchestra that performed at the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1934

* Dispenser of music at the Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934

* Supplier of music at the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall in aid of the Institute for the Blind on Saturday 18 August 1934

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Football Club's Benefit Dance for Kevin CLARKE on Saturday 29 September 1934

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1934

* Played the cornet at the Back to Childhood & Nursery Rhyme Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 6 November 1934

* Supplier of music at the Valedictory to Jack HODKISS and the BICKELL family in Three Springs on 21 January 1935

* Supplier of music at the Burns Night Celebrations held at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 25 January 1935

* Played the cornet at the Farewell Social held at the Carnamah Hall for Brian and Gerda STACY on 16 March 1935

* Played the cornet at the Grand Ball after the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports in Three Springs on 18 March 1935

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 March 1935 [

* Played the cornet at the North Midlands District Hospital Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Easter Monday 22 April 1935

* Played as part of Coffey's Orchestra which consisted of himself, Frank ARNDT, Colin CALDOW, and Rene & Mick COFFEY

* Travelled to Marchagee and played the cornet at the dance held in the Marchagee Hall on Saturday 20 April 1935

* Accompanied by fellow Carnamah musicians Maggie WELLS (piano), Amy DYKE (violin) and Tom PARKIN (drums)

* Played the trumpet at the Benefit Dance in aid of Alec JONES at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 4 May 1935

* Played the cornet at the Farewell tendered to Herbert E. HELLEWELL at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 28 May 1935

* Played the cornet at the Coorow Football Club's Annual Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 1 June 1935

* Part of Coffey's Orchestra which supplied the music at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball on Tuesday 25 June 1935

* Supplier of music at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 June 1935

* Played the cornet at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 4 July 1935

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Sporting Clubs' Grand Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 13 July 1935

* Member of Coffey's Orchestra which played at the Three Springs Football Club's Dance held on Thursday 18 July 1935. On this occasion the orchestra also contained Mrs Rene COFFEY (piano), Mick COFFEY (drums) and Frank ARDNT

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 August 1935

* Supplier of music at the Miscellaneous Evening to John and Veronica MCGOWAN in Carnamah on 10 August 1935

* Played the cornet at the Anglican Church Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 17 August 1935

* Played the cornet at the Ball following the Wheatgrowers Union's Annual Picnic in Three Springs on 21 August 1935

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Show Ball on Thursday 12 September 1935

* Played the cornet at the Coorow Football Club's Wind-Up Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 21 September 1935

* Gratuitously played the cornet at the W.A. Blind Appeal Concert & Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 28 September 1935

* Played the cornet at the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Wednesday 2 October 1935

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 24 October 1935

* Played the cornet at the Coorow Rifle Club's Grand Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 26 October 1935

* Played the cornet at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935

* Sounded the Last Post at the Armistice Day commemoration service at the Carnamah Hall on Sunday 10 November 1935

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935

* Played the cornet at the Carnamah Anglican Church's New Year's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 31 December 1935

* Played the cornet at the Three Springs C.W.A. Younger Set's Leap Year Ball in Three Springs on 21 February 1936

* He was part of Coffey's Orchestra along with Mick COFFEY (drums), Mrs Rene COFFEY (piano), and Frank ARNDT (violin)

* Played the cornet at the North Midlands District Hospital's Annual Ball in Three Springs on Easter Monday 13 April 1936

* Sounded the "Last Post" and "Reveille" at the Carnamah War Memorial on Anzac Day Saturday 25 April 1936

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