Mark May

Tram Conductor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1928 1931
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Mark William May was born on 23 May 1898 in Young, NSW, son of Mark May and Mary Clark. He married Emily May Chaplin (1902-89) on 20 August 1921 in Sydney, NSW and they had a son and a daughter. May died on 13 March 1970, late of Cronulla, aged 71 years and he was cremated at Woronora Crematorium. He lived at 61 Hansard Street Alexandria (1930).

Occupation & interests

May enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in World War 1 on 24 May 1916 and embarked with 54th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 25 October 1916 on board HMAT ’Ascanius’. He returned to Australia and was discharged on 16 September 1919.

Community activity

May was a member of Bexley and Cronulla RSL Clubs. May was a disciple of J T Lang though in reality there was little difference between Lang and Official Labor. And like other Labor aldermen had strong links with the union movement and was anti-communist.

Local government service

Mark William May was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1928-31.


‘Yesterdays Elections’, The Sunday Times, 2 December 1928, p. 2,

Australian War Memorial,


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