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City Alderman dies aged 72

A by-election will be held before the end of May following the death of the longest continuously-elected alderman in this area, Ald W Thomas. The by-election is expected to be a struggle between ALP and independent candidates. Until Ald Thomas' death, independents outnumbered ALP by 7 - 5, so the by-election will give the ALP another chance to make it 6-6, with the casting vote of the Mayor Ald W L Chapman between them and absolute control. Until his death, Ald Thomas had served 20 consecutive years for Castlereagh and Penrith Councils. He also had previous service with Monaro Shire Council, bringing his service to 34 years. He was deputy mayor for 2 terms. He was a WW1 Serviceman with the Light Horse, a member of Pernith RSL, and a member of Penrith and Kingswood Bowling Clubs. He was delegate from Penrith to Hawkesbury County Council. He had lived in the area for 46 years. A guard of honor was formed by alderman, RSL, bowling club members and Council staff members outside the Council Chambers as the funeral passed.
Penrith Press 10 April 1963 page 1
Penrith Press (microfilm) Penrith Press, 10 April 1963, page 1
Death - Penrith Council Aldermen - Ald W Thomas - Council By-Election - Sporting Associations - Deputy Mayors - Councillors - Council Politics
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