William Michael Avery was born on 27 April 1906 in Paddington, NSW, son of William Avery and Annie Carberry. He married Alice Frances Pyle (1908-1985) on 1 January 1926 in Sydney and they had at least two children. William Michael Avery died on 5 June 1989 (late of Matraville & Waterloo), aged 83 years and he was buried in the Catholic Section of Waverley Cemetery. He lived at 73 Philip Street, Waterloo.
A Labor alderman who worked as a packer, Avery had strong links with the union movement. Official Labour, of which Avery was a member, was socially conservative and anti-communist.
Local government service
William Michael Avery was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1945-48.
‘Local Government Election Results’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1944, p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17930168