William De Putron was born 22 July 1872 at Redfern, NSW, the son of John Hamilton De Putron and Barbara Johnella. He married Alice May Humphries (1874-1941) 27 December 1911 at St Leonards, NSW. De Putron died 20 April 1946, aged 74 years, at Mosman, NSW, and he was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium. He left a Will and his estate and assets were valued at £5,372. William De Putron lived at 18 Codrington Street, Darlington; also at 50 Bellevue Street, North Sydney.
Occupation & interests
William De Putron was the principal architect for Babworth House in Darling Point and he was the architect for the Anzac Memorial Hall at Mosman. After World War 1, De Putron was the Hon Architect to Matraville, a settlement for wounded soldiers and soldier’s widows. William De Putron was a member of the Newtown Cricket Club.
William De Putron was a Council Auditor for a number of years. He was a panel chairperson on the Commission to undertake preparation and collection of representative exhibits from NSW for display at the British Empire Exhibition 1924. In 1902 De Putron was treasurer of the Darlington branch of the Australian Protestant Defence Association.
Local government service
William De Putron was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1901-03 and 1907-16. He was mayor in 1912. He was also an alderman with Mosman Council.
‘Darlington Municipal Election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September 1901, p. 9, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14412749
‘The Late William De Putron’, Construction, 1 May 1946, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222873377.