Jack Thom


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1956 1962

Family background

Jack Thom was born at West Wyalong, NSW, on 18 October 1908, the son of William H and Ellen Thom. In 1940 at Waverley he married Helen Alice, the daughter of Harry and Mabel R Carter. He died at Collaroy Plateau on 3 October 1993, aged 84, survived by his three children. A requiem mass was held at St Francis of Assisi Church in Paddington and he was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

Occupation & interests

Jack Thom was living at Waverley when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 10 February 1942. He was discharged as a private on 3 July 1943. Jack Thom practised as a solicitor.

Local government service

Jack Thom was elected Alderman for City Ward, 1 December 1956 to 4 December 1959 and for Fitzroy Ward, 5 December 1959 to 30 November 1962. He was a member of the Finance Committee and the City Planning and Improvements Committee 1957-62. * Genealogical details are unconfirmed.


Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au

City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files:

National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au

Society of Australian Genealogists: AGCI index


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