Percival Alfred Chesterton


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1941 1944
  • Glebe Council logo 1896 (City of Sydney Archives A-00333228)

Family background

Percival Alfred Reginald Chesterton was born at Redfern in 1912, son of Percival Chesterton and Alic. He married Annie Myra Smith at Sydney in 1939. He died at Birrong on 29 August 1998, aged 85 years.

Occupation & interests

Percival Chesterton’s occupation was listed in electoral rolls as storeman.

Community activity

The Glebe Municipal Reform Association, of which Chesterton became a member, was formed in 1928, and largely composed of Glebe businessmen who represented the only opposition to the Labor Party’s dominance at local municipal elections between 1925 and 1944.

Local government service

Percy Chesterton who previously stood on a Labor ticket, contested the December 1940 municipal election as a Glebe Municipal Reform Association candidate,a coaltion of non-Labor forces, and in a recount of the election in February 1941 was elected for a three year term. He was an alderman on Glebe Council 1941-44.


Hogan, Michael 2004,  Local labor: a history of the Labor Party in Glebe, 1891-2003, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW

Sydney Morning Herald, 28 November 1928, p. 4

Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1941, p. 12

Sydney Morning Herald, 1 September 1998


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