William Allan was born 5 October 1905 at Randwick, NSW, the son of Andrew Henderson Allan and his wife Catherine. He married May Hawes (1907-94) on 30 June 1934 at Randwick, NSW, and they had two sons. William Allan died in hospital on 30 August 1972, aged 66 years; he was cremated at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. Allan lived at 25 Suttor Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
William Allan, as a Labor alderman, was anti-communist, socially conservative with close links with the trade union movement.
Local government service
William Allan was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1938-48 representing the West Ward.
‘New South Wales Council Poles’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1937, p. 8, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17439948