William Henry Harding

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William Henry was born in Bristol to Samuel & spouse sometime in the second last decqade of the nineteenth century. He found hmself in South Africa (in 1899?) and was involved in some dispute [I heard he had been charged with mutinous behaviour - rule 303?]. I also heard that he left South Africa by ship as the ships carpenter and found himself in WA in 1901.

Once in WA, he joined the WAGR as a carpenter and spent the rest of his working life in this space.

Over the next few decades a number of our extended family also found employment in WAGR. See Fred Chaplin (2nd cousin) died of Mylo... presumably as a result of exposure to asbestos fibre during his career.