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Former Member Details

Mr Valentine Carlysle Ross Wood JOHNSTON (1880 - 1957)

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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
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Mar 1917 17 Feb 1922 4 years 10 months 25 days
Member for Bathurst 24 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2 years 10 months 26 days
Member for Bathurst 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
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
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
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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