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Former Member Details

Mr Sydney James SHILLINGTON (1874 - 1931)

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Date of Birth: 22/10/1874
Place of Birth: Obley, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 06/06/1931
Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 22 Mar 1919 17 Feb 1922 2 years 10 months 27 days
Member for Petersham 22 Mar 1919 18 Feb 1920 10 months 28 days
Member for Western Suburbs 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Political Party Activity
National Party
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public Servant and Magistrate. Educated at Obley public school; pupil teacher with Education Department 1888 - 1889; clerk in Taxation Department 1901 - 1905, in Treasury Department 1905 - 1909; qualified by examination as a police magistrate; called to Bar in 1923; resident Magistrate and Acting Judge, Rabaul 1926 - 1930, when forced by ill health to return to Sydney; author in 1925; member of Protestant Federation.
Military Service
Joined Voluteer Forces, Officer of Light Horse; served in Australian Infantry Forces 1915 - 1918, 6th Light Horse Regiment and 7th Infantry Battalion, Gallipoli and France, where he was second in command 7th Battalion, lieutenant-colonel, invalided home.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Shillington, police sergeant, and Maria Oates. Married (1) Ida Clift in 1911. Married (2) Frances Margaret Glasson in 1929 and had issue, 1 son. Presbyterian. Funeral at Rookwood crematorium from St Stephen's Presbyterian church in Phillip Street, Sydney.
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