Alfred Norman Pountney was born on 13 May 1892 at 56 Evans Street, Balmain, NSW, son of Samuel Pountney and Clorinda Rudge. He married Leila Violet Mansfield (-1982) on 31 January 1925 in Redfern, NSW and they had a daughter (Joan). Alfred Norman Pountney died on 16 August 1969 in Concord Repatriation Hospital, late of Kogarah, aged 77 years and he was buried in the Catholic Section of Woronora Cemetery. He lived at 51 Dalmeny Avenue, Rosebery.
Occupation & interests
Alfred Norman Pountney enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 22 September 1915 and joined the 2 Australian Remount Unit which embarked on HMAT ’Orsova A67’ on 10 November 1915. He returned to Australia on 16 June 1916.
A Labor alderman who worked as a fitter, Poultney had strong links with the union movement. Official Labour, of which he was a member, was socially conservative and anti-communist.
Local government service
Alfred Norman Pountney was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1945-48. He was mayor in 1945 and part of 1946.
‘Local Government Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1944, p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17930168