Richard James Kingsley was born on 24 January 1884 in Sydney, NSW, son of Richard Kingsley and Mary Ellen Thompson. He married Helen Harriett Chamberlain on 8 February 1904 in Sydney, NSW they had a son and a daughter. Kingsley died on 11 December 1964, late of Sydenham, NSW, aged 79 years and he was buried in the Independent Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He lived at 53 Walker Street, Waterloo (1930).
Occupation & interests
Kingsley was a tram conductor. He was dismissed during the Great Strike of 1917.
Local government service
Richard Kingsley was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1926-28 representing North Ward.
‘Waterloo Council Election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 December 1925, p. 12, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16261044
Kingsley, Richard James , Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW,