John Kyd


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1920 1922
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

John George Leonard Kyd was born on 28 August 1882 in Redfern, NSW, son of John Thomas Kyd and Ivy Green. He married Agnes Stevenson on 3 October 1906 at St Silas, Church of England in Botany Road, Waterloo and they had 4 sons and 5 daughters. John George Kyd died on 7 January 1958 at a private hospital, late of Lilli Pilli, aged 74 years and he was cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium. He lived in Dalmeny Ave, Waterloo in 1920.

Occupation & interests

Kyd was a partner in the Mascot Paper Bag & Paper Co. in Waterloo. He was also a partner in W A McFadden Tyre Co, 6 Loftus Street, Sydney.

Community activity

Kyd was a member of the Caringbah Bowling and Recreation Club. Alexandria aldermen described their Waterloo counterparts as ’old molly coddles’. In rejecting this categorisation, Kyd said ’council members were honourable gentlemen’.

Local government service

John Kyd was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1920-22 representing South Ward.


‘Council Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 1920, p. 8,

‘Old Molly Coddles’, Evening News, 4 June 1920, p. 6,


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