Walter William Lewis

Council Employee, Union Organiser

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1950 1953
Alderman City of Sydney 1953 1956
  • Alderman Walter William Lewis (City of Sydney Archives, LIB-00018376)

Family background

Walter William Lewis was born in Delegate, NSW, on 30 January 1923. In 1943 he married Phyllis Myra June Preston at Bombala, NSW. He died on 28 August 1980, survived by his son Ronald, and siblings Alice, Hilda, Ethel and Frank.

Occupation & interests

Walter William Lewis was still living in Delegate when he joined the Australian Army on 30 August 1942. He was discharged from the 1st Australian Motor AMB CON on 30 January 1946. Walter Lewis became a council employee after the war. For many years he was an organiser of the Municipal Employees Union and rose to become the Assistant Secretary of the Union.

Local government service

Walter Lewis was Alderman for Macquarie Ward, 2 December 1950 to 4 December 1953 and for City Ward, 5 December 1953 to 30 November 1956. He was a member of the Finance Committee, 1951–56 and its Vice-Chairman from 1954–56. He belonged to the City Planning and Improvements Committee, 1951–56. He was appointed Council’s representative on the City of Sydney Eisteddfod Council, 1954–56. Lewis was Deputy Lord Mayor in 1954.


Australian War Memorial

City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files

‘Labor of love: or pay?’, The Sun, 20 October 1953, p. 11,

To commemorate the honour of the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 1954, City of Sydney Archives, LIB-00018376, accessed 03 Mar 2022,



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