Mr Valentine Carlysle Ross Wood JOHNSTON (1880 - 1957)**

  • Date of Birth: 27/12/1880
  • Place of Birth: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 11/02/1957
  • Place of Death: Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly24 Mar 191717 Feb 19224yr(s) 10mth(s) 25day(s)
Member for Bathurst24 Mar 191718 Feb 19202yr(s) 10mth(s) 26day(s)
24th (1917 - 1920)
Member for Bathurst20 Mar 192017 Feb 19221yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)
25th (1920 - 1922)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Chairman of parliamentary party in 1920, member of central executive from 1913 until 1915; anti conscription in 1917.

Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1944

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Clerk. Educated O'Connell public school; on land until until 1899; miner at Burraga and later at Portland; secretary of Portland Miners' union; moved to Sydney; clerk with J.B Moffat, solicitor, later became managing clerk with W.D Mahon; at death was a munitions inspector.

Military Service

Enlisted with 1st Australian Contingent in Boer War, Sergeant


Son of John Wood, financier, and Caroline Jane Mutton. Married Eva Emily Millard in 1911 and had issue, 2 sons. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from Balgowlah Methodist church.

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