Thomas Henery Chedzey

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Thomas Henery Chedzey
Plaque Information
Date of Birth 26 February 1907
Age at Death 96 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Thomas Henery Chedzey Born 26/02/1907 Died 23/09/2003 Aged 96 Years

Early Life

Thomas Henery (Henry) Chedzey, known as Harry, was born on 26 February 1907. Harry arrived in Armadale from Moora in April 1930. He settled on the east side of Eight Road, where he lived till 1953. He then moved across the road to where he had built a new house on land that he had cleared and planted a citrus orchard in about 1939.


Harry married Ivy Cull in March 1936 and they raised five daughters.


Harry sold the orchard at the end of 1962. He then built a house in Railway Avenue, Kelmscott and moved in April 1963. He lived in Kelmscott till his death in September 2003.

Community Contribution

Harry and Ivy's social life revolved around the Westfield Hall and school tennis court.

Work life

In late 1963 Harry started work for the City of Armadale. He was caretaker for the halls and then the gardener. He retired in 1972. He was a ratepayer in the Shire for approximately 73 years.

Mis-spelt street

Chidzey Drive was named after Harry. At the time of writing 2010, the spelling was being corrected to be 'Chedzey drive'.