William Bramston was born on 18 January 1881 in Albury, NSW, son of George Andrew Bramston and Alice Banon. He married Mary Violet Redman (1886-1964) on 11 February 1905 in Sydney and they had two daughters Mildred and Violet. William Bramston died on 23 February 1930 in Sydney Hospital, aged 48 years, and he was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery Botany. He lived at 44 Raglan Street, Waterloo.
Occupation & interests
Bramston was a blacksmith. He was employed at Eveleigh Railway Yards from 1907 until he died in 1930.
He complained to Waterloo Council in 1926 that Belmont Street had become a speedway for motor bikes travelling at great speed. As a Labor alderman he had strong links with the union movement and was socially conservative.
Local government service
William Bramston was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1926-30. His brother Richard was an alderman on the City of Sydney Council. His nephew, George Bramston, was an alderman on Canterbury City Council.
Information on William Bramston and the Bramston family courtesy of Valerie Wotton.
‘Waterloo Council Election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 December 1925, p. 12, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16261044
‘Waterloo Speedway’, The Sun, 17 February 1926, p.14: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224056006
Bramston, William, Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW, NRS-12922-1-[11/16569]-, https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW113714875