Arthur Vernon’s date and place of birth are unconfirmed. He may have been born at Concord in 1879, the son of Donald Vernon, Traffic Manager with NSW Railways, and his wife Ellen. This family lived at Parkstone and later Clewer at Albert Road in Strathfield. A death for an Arthur Vernon is recorded at Tamworth on 4 August 1931 but this may be another with the same name.
Occupation & interests
An Arthur Vernon, who was born in Cheshire in England, enlisted at Sydney for the First World War. His wife, his next of kin, was named Annie. Arthur Vernon was secretary of the United Laborers Protective Society. In 1919 he was living at Paddington. His address in 1930 was 60 Duxford Street, Paddington.
Local government service
Arthur Vernon was Alderman for Cook Ward, 1 December 1915 to 1 December 1918. He was a member of the Finance Committee and the Works Committee from 1916 to 1918.
City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 54/244
Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW: Norm Lilley: Collection of Cartoons & Caricatures 1903-1977. PXD 771 No 57