Edward Albert Setchell was born on 31 March 1893 at Erskineville, NSW, the son of William Samuel Setchell and Mary Philpott. He married Margaret McNeil Lawrie (1895-1962) on 1 October 1913, at Sydney and they had three sons. Setchell died at Newtown, NSW, on 22 September 1961, aged 76 years; he was cremated at Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. he lived at 150 Church Street, St Peters.
Occupation & interests
Setchell was a Metal Merchant. He started his career as a shop boy with NSW Railways, Eveleigh Branch. In 1914 he was promoted to Fireman in the Locomotive Branch.
Local government service
Edward Setchell was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1926-31 representing the West Ward. His father William, grandfather (also named William) and uncle George also served as aldermen on Alexandria Council.
Setchell, Edward Albert, Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW, NRS-12922-1-[11/16707]-, https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW114752504
‘Alexandria By-Election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 1926, p. 26, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16281641