Richard Kingsley

Tram Conductor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1926 1928
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

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,

Kingsley, Richard James , Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW,


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